Seussville Read-A-Thon set for weekend

Posted by Shazy on Monday, February 28, 2011

Seussville Read-A-Thon set for weekend

To encourage reading and in celebration of 107 years of Dr. Seuss on his birthday Onslow County Partnership for Children and Sylvan Learning Center will host a free Seussville Read-A-Thon this weekend.

“This will be our first community-wide event,” said Lisa Davis, an early learning specialist at OCPC. “It is open to everyone not just those involved in our Raising A Reader program. We do want those involved in the program to know it does count as an event for those who choose to attend.”
Eight readers have been invited to read different Dr. Seuss books Saturday at Books-A-Million, located at 1250 Western Blvd., from 10 a.m. to noon.

Those books include “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Cat in the Hat,” said Juliana Cahoon, the event organizer from Sylvan Learning Center.

“We organized the event with Onslow County Partnership for Children to increase literacy in the community and help families realize reading is fun,” she said.

She said she also hopes the community will recognize what great resources are available through both OCPC and Sylvan.

Every child who attends will receive a free children’s book, school supplies and a drink and snack, she said.

There will also be face painting with a “Cat in the Hat” theme.

“We want to reach out to a lot of families and make this a positive thing for our community,” she said. “And we hope it will be a great success.”
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