Literacy Volunteers will host a fun tea party next month that aims to encourage reading in children.

The event has a unique theme that sounds like a lot of fun! Each table is decorated around a different children's story. So a table centered around 'Blueberries for Sal,' for example, would probably have blue gingham linens, blueberry tea, and maybe some blueberry muffins. Cool, right?

It's open to all ages, so it would be a fun shared experience between parents and kids, grandparents and grandchildren. But the dress-up event is also fun for anyone who appreciates children's literature.There will be a wide variety of snacks and pastries, accompanied by tea from TeaMaineia of Winterport. And if tea is not your thing, don't worry. There will be coffee, milk, and juice for the non-tea drinkers.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by author and illustrator Jeannie Brett. The York Beach resident will be performing her book, 'My Cat, Coon Cat,' which tells the story of the friendship between a girl who's new to the neighborhood, and a local coon cat.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, which helps teach adults to read, but also helps adults improve comprehension while reading, and can help them further their education. It's a non-profit, so they receive no funding to help them in their mission. The Literacy Tea will be held Sunday, April 2nd, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium at John Bapst Memorial High School. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the website for Literacy Vounteers of Bangor.

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