TES hosts a Seussical parade
Published 4:29 pm Monday, March 3, 2014
Troy Elementary School celebrated National Read Across America Day by having a parade.
Dressed as the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss favorites, students and faculty marched around the school to the beat of percussions from Troy University’s Sound of the South.
Principal Teresa Riley Sims joined the fun, cheering on students as they paraded. She said the parade was just one part of the school’s celebration, which started last week with a visit from author Michael Finklea.
She encouraged parents to continue the celebration by reading to children and taking them to the library.
The goal of the event was to remind students how important reading is.
“We want them to know that reading is fun,” Sims said. “It is certainly a key that opens a lot of doors.”
The staff of Troy Elementary School had as much fun as the students. They too donned hats and painted on whiskers.
“It’s just a great day to be a Trojan,” said staff member Trish Hatcher. “Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.