Local Schools Celebrate Read Across America


An estimated 45 million educators, parents and students across the U.S. will participate in Read Across America events this year. Local schools including Mansfield and Hackett as well as the Lavaca Library are participating.

Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2n, the birthday of author Ted Geisel, a/k/a Dr. Seuss. Since Read Across America Day falls on a Saturday this year, students and educators nationwide will celebrate on Friday, March 1. 

The Lavaca Library will host a Dr. Seuss birthday bash tomorrow, February 28 at 11 a.m. The library will celebrate with story time, coloring and crafts.


The Hackett Elementary School had Dr. Seuss themed days. Monday was “Cat in the Hat,” students wore their favorite hat. Tuesday was “Fox in Sox,” and students wore crazy socks. Wednesday was “One Fish, Two Fish Red Fish, Blue Fish” and students wore red and/or blue. Thursday is “Green Eggs and Ham,” students should wear something green and Friday is “I Can Read with my Eyes Shut,” and students should wear something with words on it.


At Mansfield members of the community like Mayor Buddy Black and City Recorder/Treasurer Becky Walker visited students and read to them. The kids listened attentively as the city leaders read stories like “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”


Adults and children alike have enjoyed the fun filled, animated week celebrating Read Across America.



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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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