Planting a seed to help get kids to read


Madeline Hermine looks up to Ari Lozano, one of 40 Whitman College Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority members who spent Sunday afternoon reading books to children to promote literacy.

Madeline Hermine looks up to Ari Lozano, one of 40 Whitman College Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority members who spent Sunday afternoon reading books to children to promote literacy. Photo by Alfred Diaz.

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Sara Finkleman helps Madison Rankin at one of several arts and crafts tables at this year’s Dr. Seuss Day.

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WALLA WALLA — They came with books, crafts and hats to Reid Center on a Sunday, their mission to show kids reading makes for a fun day.

The readers and craft helpers were Kappa Kappa Gammas.

They wore costumes more fun than a new pair of pajamas.

The kids that partook were around 150.

Each got a free book which was really quite nifty.

For a decade the sorority has teamed up with the City’s library, to show reading is not boring but quite the contrary.

It was a party to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

If you missed it, don’t cry. Another’s on the way.

For the first time in May the theme will be Star Wars.

Liz George said this year they just had to add one more.

“When I heard May the fourth fell on a Saturday this year, I thought how could we not do that.”

So be ready to read May 4 in good cheer; and be sure to read about The Cat in the Hat.

May The Fourth Be With You.

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