Media report on Literacy Tea event in Bangor
WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the fourth annual Literacy Tea event held at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development co-sponsored the event that was organized by Literacy Volunteers of Bangor. Susan Bennett-Armistead, a professor of literacy education at UMaine, started Literacy Tea to honor her late mother-in-law who held a similar event every year in Michigan. Literacy Volunteers took over the event in 2013, with the College of Education and Human Development remaining involved as a major sponsor. It has become the group’s largest fundraiser, bringing in about $17,000 last year. More than 300 members of the community came out to show their support for the program that provides free English language tutoring, according to the reports.