Monday, 15 July 2024

Lake County Literacy Coalition holds annual appreciation tea for Adult Literacy Program tutors

The Lake County Literacy Coalition held a Tutor Appreciation Tea at Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum in Kelseyville, California on May 20, 2024. Shown here (from left to right) are Literacy Coalition member India Mendonca, Adult Literacy Coordinator Georgina Guardano, Literacy Coalition members Esther Oertel, Deb Ehrhardt, Teresa Marks, Pam Klier, Jo Fay, Susan Parker and Peggy Alexander. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Lake County’s Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum on Soda Bay Road was the venue for this year’s appreciation tea for adult literacy tutors.

More than 40 tutors, learners, and members of the Lake County Literacy Coalition Board gathered on May 20 for afternoon tea at the Stage Stop’s rustic but elegantly decorated barn.

Guests enjoyed sweet and savory treats along with tea, coffee or cold beverages while listening to guest speaker and Lake County Historical Society President John Parker share tales about Lake County’s past, including Ely Stage Stop’s history as the site where five stagecoach routes converged.

Parker, an archeologist who has worked in that discipline in Lake County since 1971, offered a wide variety of interesting information, ranging from our unique geology to the area’s early prominent families to the lives of Native Americans around the Lake.

Guests were invited to stroll the grounds or visit the museum building after the talk to enjoy historical artifacts in both places.

The Lake County Literacy Coalition hosts the Tutor Appreciation Tea each spring to thank adult literacy tutors who volunteer their time to make a difference in their learners’ lives.

The venue changes from year to year. Last year’s event was held at Bellhaven Flower Farm.

The coalition is a volunteer organization created to support the efforts of the Lake County Library’s Adult Literacy Program.

If you have an interest in becoming a literacy tutor or if someone you know may wish to receive tutoring services, please contact the Adult Literacy Program at 707-263-7633 or visit the literacy program online.

Lake County Historical Society President John Parker addresses guests at the Lake County Literacy Coalition Tutor Appreciation Tea at the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum on May 20, 2024, in Kelseyville, California. Courtesy photo.

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