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February 28, 2013

DWU’s Dr. Seuss Carnival to celebrate 15 years

MITCHELL – The Dakota Wesleyan University Future Teacher’s Organization will host its 15th annual Dr. Seuss Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16, in the L.B. Williams Elementary gymnasium and commons area.

Children from preschool through sixth grade are welcome to participate in this fun, free event.  Children can read or listen to books to earn tickets which allow them to play games and win prizes, and each child who participates in the festivities will receive a free book. Adults must accompany their children to the carnival.

“There is something powerful about future teachers and other adults sharing and modeling their love of reading,” said Renè Pruitt, assistant professor of education at DWU. “Youngsters get fired up and learn that reading is a valuable and enjoyable experience.”

This event provides not only a learning experience for the DWU education students, but a service to the community, as well.

“Besides building community relationships, the event delivers an important message about reading,” Pruitt said. “It’s a message that affects the lives of as many as 400 children and adults annually by celebrating the joys of reading through fun activities aimed at celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.” For more information, contact FTO adviser Pruitt at 995-2634.

 

 
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