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Reaching out to children

On Friday morning, more than 30 guests arrived at Dawson-Bryant Elementary School to take part in the school’s Read Across America event.

Held each year in March, it commemorates the week surrounding the birth of popular children’s author Dr. Seuss, who died in 1991.

Seuss’ works have served as the formative reading experience for generations of children, launching them into a world of books and learning.

Each of the guest readers selected one of his books and took them to the classrooms, where they read them aloud to the children.

The guests included several notable figures from the community, from county commissioners to judges to a fire chief to a country musician and to cheerleaders from Marshall University.

The popular event has been taking place at the school for four years and, not only does it promote reading, it also gives the students a chance to get to know the leaders from their region.

It is a great experience for the children and we are thankful that so many take the time to participate. It can make quite an impression on their young audience and its benefits will last a lifetime.