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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/1/04
      HAMMOND -- Area children are invited to a “Seussentennial” birthday party for Dr. Seuss Friday, March 5 at the Hammond branch of the Tangipahoa Parish Library.
      The party to celebrate the 100th birthday of beloved children’s author Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel is sponsored by Southeastern’s Office of Financial Aid, which coordinates the university’s participation in the America Reads program.
      The birthday party is geared toward kindergarten through second grade students and will include readings from Seuss’s books beginning at 4 p.m. at the library, located at 314 East Thomas Street. 
      Celebrity guests will include Dr. Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat,” Southeastern’s Lion mascot Roomie, and Southeastern football players. Refreshments will be served, including “pink ink” (pink lemonade), the favored drink of “the Yink” in Seuss’s "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” 
      Through Southeastern's America Reads project, student tutors work with children in grades pre-kindergarten through third to help bolster their reading ability. The program was founded at Southeastern in 1997. 
      For additional information about the Seussentennial birthday party, contact Financial Aid at 985-549-5405.