By Morgan Bryce

The Lee County Literacy Coalition’s 7th annual “Reading Between the Wines” event will be held Feb. 28 at Opelika’s Saugahatchee Country Club.
Highlights of the event will include food, music, wine tastings, presentation by spotlighted author Marlin Barton and organizational updates provided by new executive director Dr. Shantarra Sewell.
“This is a great way for people to learn more about what we do in the community, as well as network … learn more about our selected author and possibly buy one of his books, and just have a great time and evening,” Sewell said.
Assuming leadership of the organization last September, Sewell said the LCLC will continue its mission of fighting illiteracy in Lee County. Courses including 1-to-1 adult tutoring and GED prep, family and financial literacy and “Parent Academy” are still being offered by the organization, as well as a health literacy class that is expected to launch in the summer.
Tickets for the event are $65, and can be purchased on or by calling 334-705-0001.
For more information, like and follow their Facebook page or visit their website. The organization’s offices are located at 1365 Gatewood Drive.