Monday, October 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy Jr. is guest speaker for Read to Grow

Son of the late United States senator will talk about his dad


NEW HAVEN — Ted Kennedy Jr. will be the guest speaker at Read to Grow’s annual luncheon fundraiser at noon Nov. 13 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St.
The event, for which Jonathan and Josephine Bush are honorary co-chairmen, is sponsored by Citizens Bank, a long-time supporter of the statewide literacy nonprofit, organizers said.
Kennedy, a Greater New Haven resident and son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, will talk about his father’s autobiography, "True Compass," organizers said.
Read to Grow works to build literacy for all Connecticut children. Last year, it distributed more than 110,000 new and gently used books to youngsters across the state, organizers said.
Tickets start at $100 and include lunch and a copy of the elder Kennedy’s book. Corporate and group tables are available. Read to Grow is offering a $150 seat that includes a $50 donation towards a ticket for an area high school student who otherwise would not be able to attend. For more information, call Read to Grow at (203) 488-6800 or register online at www.readtogrow.org.

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