Media cover fifth annual Literacy Tea fundraiser
WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor’s Literacy Tea fundraiser that was held at John Bapst Memorial High School. The fifth annual event was 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.