Bethel Alumnus to Speak for Literacy Day

Joanne K. Hill, a 1997 graduate, was invited to share the importance of reading at Wal-Mart's Literacy Day on April 12. On this day, major writers will be making personal appearances at every Wal-Mart and Sam's Club across the nation.

Hill authored the book, Rainbow Remedies for Life's Stormy Times, published by Moorhill Communications in 2002. She has worked as a weekly columnist for the "Muncie Star" and, for five years, wrote and published the national newsletter "Crafters' Link." Overall, Hill has written over 500 articles for various publications.

Hill will be appearing at all three local Wal-Marts for Literacy Day. She says, "I am thrilled to be able to talk about the importance of learning to read. Through reading we find adventure, inspiration, knowledge and comfort. I consider books to be friends that support and motivate me."

Literacy Day is one part of Wal-Mart's literacy program, "Words Are Your Wheels." The program also includes $9.9 million in literacy grants and a Literacy Hotline Center. More information can be found at: