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GRAB YOUR HAT AND READ WITH THE CAT AS JUNIOR AUXILIARY OF GULFPORT HOSTS READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY



Students at Anniston Elementary in Gulfport will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the twenty-second annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2, 2020.


NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, the Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport has invited elected officials and community leaders to read to each of the Kindergarten through second grade classes.


“We hope to show the students of Anniston Elementary that reading can be fun with Dr. Seuss and create a positive memory to encourage them to keep reading,” said JA Gulfport member, Torie Clark.


For more information about NEA's Read Across America Day, visit www.nea.org/readacross and www.readacrossamerica.org.


About Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport

The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization benefiting the children of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For the past 71 years, we have been striving to improve and enrich the lives of local children, particularly the neglected and those in need. During the

past year, our programs have helped more than 23,000 children and their families in Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, and western Harrison County. Our volunteers have donated more than 5,300 hours of hands-on service to our community, working wherever the needs are greatest.

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