Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation and LSMB Business Solutions are celebrating National Reading Month with, "Lit Tee (Literacy and Tea)," a tea party fundraiser to support the foundation and literacy programs in Cameroon, Africa.
The event will be held at Chattanooga Event Center, 2193 Park Dr., on Saturday, March 30, from
12 noon to 2 p.m. Admission is $35.
This "Tee" is not your traditional party - It comes with a twist. Tee" as in T-shirt. All guests are encouraged to wear a snazzy tee of their choice. Ladies may add a tea party-like hat to top off their ensemble. Guests may wear jeans, skirts or even a dashiki/African print skirt. Hats are not necessary for gentlemen, but are welcome.
Tea, as in sip on tea provided by Cheiman Teas, accompanied by a menu of "delectable delights."
"Tea" - Enjoy the camaraderie, conversations, chit chat and mingle with a "Who's Who" in attendance.
The goal is to raise funds for the new Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation and its literacy and educational programming, and for #GiveWomenandgirlseducation, an initiative to support literacy for females, underprivileged and orphaned youth in Cameroon. For her part, Linda Murray Bullard, owner of LSMB Business Solutions, will be making a special trip there in the coming months. Ms. Murray, also known as, "The Business Plug," was invited by the Rahel Randy Foundation. The foundation's mission is to construct a tuition-free, female, secondary and high school in Cameroon, where women and girls (especially the less privileged and orphaned girls) can study for free.
Ms. Murray will also be taking books, donated by Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation and other contributors, to be placed on bookshelves in the school's library. For a contribution of $100, donors may have their names placed on a wall in the library.
Cameroon ranks 189th for literacy rates of women in the world. Millions of children in the country are orphaned and considered vulnerable. More than 300,000 of them were orphaned by AIDS, and the numbers are growing.
Tickets for "Lit Tee" are available by calling 316-5319, or by registration on Eventbrite, keywords: “Lit Tee.” To make a donation, visit Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation on its Facebook page. To learn more about Rahel Randy Foundation, visit rahelrandy.org.