|Literacy Tea Celebrates Reading for All Ages
More than 250 people attended the annual Literacy Tea on Sunday, April 6th at John Bapst Memorial High School. Volunteer designers decorated more than 30 tables using different children’s books as themes. Maine children’s author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen read his book The Circus Ship to an audience of children, their parents, and other book lovers.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
The Literacy Tea is our major fundraiser. This year's Tea raised nearly $8,000 in revenues and more than $4,500 of in-kind support. Literacy Volunteers raises 100% of its annual budget and is slated to help a record number of adults--more than 300 this fiscal year!
University of Maine's College of Education & Human Development * NTensions
Candlewick Press * Darling's * John Bapst High School * Pelletier & Faircloth * Realty of Maine * Rudman & Winchell * Chris Van Dusen
Alicia J. Nichols Fundraising Counsel * Manon de Carlo, Realty of Maine * Pulse Marketing * Service Master * Tea Maineia * The Bedworks of Maine * University Credit Union
As well as these supporters:
ABM Mechanical, Anthony John’s Day Spa, Dysart's, Geaghan’s Restaurant, Hannaford Supermarkets, Hollywood Casino, LC Sweets, The Maine Discovery Museum, Old Town Public Library, Penobscot Theater, Sargent Tyler & West, Savour Chocolatier, Specialty Sweets, Spectacular Events Center Catering, Thistles Restaurant, and United Technologies Center Culinary Arts Department.