Children celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

Staff writer

An excited bunch of children, parents, and “Seuss lovers” gathered Saturday in the new Santa Fe Room at Marion City Library to celebrate the iconic author’s birthday by reading his stories and participating in Seuss-inspired activities.

“Kids of all ages love his books,” event organizer Cathy Martin said. “Most of his stories have a sing-song simple rhythm that is easy for children to grab onto.”

Members from 4-H Happy Hustlers Reading Group provided snacks and craft actives in addition to taking turns reading Seuss stories to about 40 children and 15 adults who attended the event.

Johnny Zieammermann and Madison Ruck dressed up as “Thing 1 “and “Thing 2” from “The Cat in the Hat”.

“Their personalities fit the characters perfectly,” Martin said.

This is the fourth year that Martin has helped organize the event, she said. Participants have started to look forward to the event because of not only the stories because of craft activities.

This year, Karen Williams also had an idea for participants to create spectacles out of multicolored paper inspired by the Seuss story, “And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street.”

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