Cat-in-the-Hat float promotes Read Across America

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

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A local holiday parade float featuring the Cat in the Hat promoted the upcoming Read Across America campaign.

The float, which was part of Lexington’s Dec. 10 festivities, was built by the Fayette County Education Association and the Fayette County Education Support Professionals Association. Members handed out bookmarks and pencils to the crowd gathered along the downtown parade route.

The bookmarks advertised the annual FCEA/FCESPA Read Across America event at Fayette Mall, which will run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday March 3. The day will include celebrity guest readers, tips for parents, reading lists for kids and, of course, the Cat in the Hat himself!

Many schools also plan motivation and awareness activities for Read Across America Day, which calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

The theme is green in 2012 as Read Across America showcases the Lorax book as well as NBC/Universal’s new movie “The Lorax,” which opens this spring. Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House have teamed with the National Education Association to create related posters and classroom guides for this year’s campaign.


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