Today was a big day at Lander’s North Elementary. The school held a big birthday bash, complete with a guest star or two and an all-school assembly.
The guest: The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2. And lots of other things, too.
The late Children’s author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was celebrated in song, verse and costume. It was a dress up day at North, and nearly everyone did.
The annual visit of the Cat in the Hat at north is a project of the Rotary Club of Lander, as part of the club’s local efforts to promote literacy. The club also distributes dictionaries to all third graders and a dozen or so club members read to elementary students each week through the “Read to Me” program.
But Wednesday was the Cat in the Hat’s day. Sheriff Skip Hornecker, one of the Rotary’s Read To Me volunteers at North, read the classic Dr. Seuss book to the assembly. Also reading to the assembled students was Billie Parkins.
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