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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, March 9, 2016 13A -Members of Chester Rotary hand out a new Dr. Seuss book to each of the first graders at Chester Elementary School in recognition of March being "Literacy Month." This annual event has been a local Rotary tradition for over 10 years. Photos by Gregg Scott A special representative from the Rotary Club of Chester reads "Fox in Sox" to the first graders at Chester Elementary School on March 2. March 2 is the birthday of renowned children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Plumas Presents: O $.5 Plumas Arts Members and Pre,Sale, $7 at the door Tickets available at Books & Beyond, Chester Plumas Bank, and at the door Non-Alcoholic beverages & No-Host Bar by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber Call (530) 259-3757 for more information Gregg Scott access to education and many years as a teacher, Staff Writer more than 775 million along with his "close ties" to people over the age of 15 are local Rotarians or, in part, illiterate, to his sharing a birthday For more than 10 years, Rotary's goal worldwide is with Dr. Seuss. the Rotary Club of Chester to strengthen the capacity of This year, the first has sponsored a Dr. Seuss communities to support graders presented McIntire surrogate to visit to the first fundamental education forwith a handmade birthday graders at Chester children and increase adult card just before they Elementary School on literacy, listened and laughed as he March 2. Like most Rotary clubs, read Dr. Seuss' "Fox in Why March 2 you may Chester Rotary is starting at Sox." ask? home with the desire to After the reading, the Rotary International has encourage kids to read more Rotarians presented the long designated the month by making it more fun. classes with a variety of new of literacy The Rotary Club's Dr. Seuss books so each student awareness month. And the Seuss representative since would have his or her own birthday of that notable the program's inception has to read. children's author Theodor been retired Chester Rotary members remind Seuss Geisel, better known elementary teacher Greg the community that to the world as the beloved McIntire. education and literacy do Dr. Seuss, was born on McIntire has annually not end at the door of the March 2 in 1904. donned his Dr. Seuss capeschOolhouse. Literacy is such an and "Cat in the Hat" Rotarians encourage important topic for Rotary it chapeau to read to the first parents and grandparents to deemed supporting graders and help the local set aside a special time to education one of its "six Rotary pass out new booksread with your kids and/or areas of focus." to the students, grandkids and encourage Sixty-seven million His commitment to the them to read on their own. children worldwide have no event might be due to his Loo new smile IS can elp Complimentary Evaluations Available Susanville Orthodontic Care Building Beautiful Smiles 720 Ash St., Suite A, Susanville 257-4455 J Community College Board Room 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. PARTNERING FOR A STRONG CALIFORNIA WORKFORCE ABI04 Adult Education Block Grant is funded by the CA. Dept. of and the CA. Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Education Lassen College Coordinator of Special Grant Programs, 257-6181 ext. 8997 Emaih for meeting agenda