You’re Invited to the Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss

The Oak Ridge High School Choir will be hosting a “Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss” and book sale on Saturday, February 26th at 9:00 am in the ORHS teacher’s parking lot. The event serves as a fundraiser for the ORHS Choir Scholarship Fund.

Some of Dr. Seuss’ friends are expected to attend. The ORHS Choir encourages everyone to bring the kids, meet Dr, Seuss characters such as the Cat in the Hat, and buy a few books. The fundraiser is being held in advance of celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday next week, and the associated “Read Across America” campaign, sponsored by Random House and the National Eduction Association (NEA).

The NEA is striving to build a nation of readers through its signature Read Across America program. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

Read Across America Day takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.

As Dr. Seuss would say,”You’re never too old, too wacky or too wild to pick up a book and read to a child”.

Books have been generously donated by Once and Again Books, and character costumes are courtesy of Costumes Today.

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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