Seuss brings whimsy

Published 2:02 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018

To honor the life and work of Theodor Seuss Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss — teachers and volunteers at Buckingham PreSchool took part in a storytelling extravaganza Wednesday where they read works written or inspired by the beloved children’s book author.

Seuss’ birthday is Friday.

Among the volunteers were students from Buckingham County High School and representatives from the Buckingham Lions Club.

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Tana Knott with the Lions Club said the organization works with the preschool a few times a year to not only give kids a magical experience with reading and learning, but to show appreciation to the teachers as well.

On Valentine’s Day, members of the Lions Club brought cookies, fudge and other treats to teachers at the preschool.

“The club thought it would be a good idea to ‘adopt’ the school in an effort to let the teachers and staff know that this community appreciates their efforts in educating our youngest residents,” Knott said in an email. “Additionally, we wanted to let the children know that their community truly cares about them … We try to visit the school several times each year to read with the children and/or do small craft projects with them.”

For this event, Knott said during the celebration they were excited to bring entertainment to the students.

“We love the kids,” Knott said.

Members of the club read stories, interacted with the students and gave them stickers.

Frank Knott, a member, brought a puppet for the students to interact with named “Snuggles.”