WVII advances fifth annual Literacy Tea fundraiser

WVII (Channel 7) reported the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor’s Literacy Tea fundraiser will be held at John Bapst Memorial High School from 3 to 5 p.m. April 2. The fifth annual event is sponsored by the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. The idea for the event came from Susan Bennett-Armistead, an associate professor of literacy at UMaine, whose mother-in-law held literacy teas in Michigan. Bennett-Armistead organized the first literacy tea in Bangor when she served on the board of directors for Literacy Volunteers, which provides free English language tutoring to about 300 adults.