The Salisbury Jaycees host their ninth annual Read Across America event 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Wicomico Public Library in downtown Salisbury.
The event features local celebrities reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books, as well as coloring activities and visits from the Cat in the Hat and Saul the Salisbury Jaycees Bear. The first 75 children in attendance receive a free book, courtesy of the Eastern Shore Reading Council.
Readers include Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis and Salisbury Assistant Fire Chief James Gladwell. All children in attendance will be entered into a door prize drawing for Dr. Seuss character stuffed animals and items donated by the Delmarva Shorebirds. The Salisbury Fire Department will provide firetruck tours.
Held in connection with Dr. Seuss’ birth week, Read Across America is a nationwide children’s literacy event sponsored by the National Education Association.