Hundreds of people come out to support Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Hundreds of people come out to support Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Hundreds of students, teachers and community members came out to show their support for the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, a program designed to strengthen non-English people's English skills or to encourage them to take it on as another language.

Dozens of business owners, local shops and restaurants, and several community groups decorated more than three dozen tables with children's books, tea cups, toys and more. Each of the tables had a unique theme based on a children's book.

The effort aimed at encouraging literacy at all ages. One of the many students at the event said she was proud to be part of the program.

Brandi Meservey, a student and volunteer, said, "I keep journals to my children and my grammar and spelling has been an issue my whole life. Later when they become adults and I'm not here and they get these journals, I want them to be able to understand what I wrote."

Meservey stressed that the program helped her so much that she loved to support others, adding that the program was really a fun event.

Nearly three hundred adults are helped by the literacy volunteers each year. This year's event, which was the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor's 4th annual Literacy Tea, was held at John Bapst Memorial High School.

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