More than 200 attend Readathon

More than 200 children and adults turned out for the 15th annual Read Across America Readathon, held Sunday in the Penn Manor High School gymnasium.

The event included games, crafts and other activities to encourage reading and honor children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), who was born March 2, 1904.

Children participated in sand art, coloring, hat and poster-making activities, stilt walking, “ice skating” on carpet squares, fishing and Hop on Pop — an activity that involved stomping on bubble wrap.

The activities were interspersed with readings of Dr. Seuss books led by guest readers, student volunteers, parents and children, themselves. The event also include a charity book drive.

Many thanks to the 30 students from Penn Manor High School’s National Honor Society and Serteen organizations who volunteered to make the event such a success.

The Readathon was sponsored by Penn Manor Education Foundation and Penn Manor Education Association.

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