Cat in the Hat party planned at Andes Central School March 1
Andes ‚Äî That most famous of cats, the Cat in the Hat, was overheard in Andes Central School talking to the Gack about the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party to be held on Saturday, March 1.‚ÄÇ
‚ÄúThe plans are set,‚Äù he was heard to say.‚ÄÇ‚ÄúIt will be a Seuss wonderful, funderful day.‚ÄÇFrom 10 in the morning till 2 afternoon, kids aged 4-10 can come snickel and zoon.‚ÄÇThere will be games, crafts, and prizes, some surprises too, and celebrities who will read stories to you.‚ÄÇIt will cost one dollar per child to enter and play.‚ÄÇParents are free 'cause we want them to stay.‚ÄÇWe will have food that you find in Seuss stories and books, like hot dogs and popcorn and zoot roasted snooks.‚ÄÇThose who live in the towns around here who can cook should bring us a cake with a Seuss kind of look.‚ÄÇBring a cake that‚Äôs inspired by Horton or Sam.‚Äù‚ÄÇ
Said the Gack, ‚ÄúYou mean shaped like green eggs and ham?‚Äù
The Cat nodded ‚Äúyes‚Äù and explained what he‚Äôd do with the cakes, even those shaped like Cindy Lou Who.‚ÄÇ‚ÄúWe will judge all the cakes in a Seuss judging way and then award prizes. What they are I won‚Äôt say. Then we‚Äôll top them with candles.‚ÄÇWe‚Äôll sing and we‚Äôll shout.‚ÄÇThen we‚Äôll all take a deep breath and blow them all out.‚Äù
‚ÄúBut why have such a party?‚Äù said the Gack, ‚ÄúWhy the fuss? Why have kids come to Andes by snarf or by bus? Why have them come here from towns far and towns near?‚ÄÇIs there a message you want kids and their parents to hear?‚Äù‚ÄÇ
Said the Cat with the biggest cat smile and purr, ‚ÄúI do have a message and here it is sir:‚ÄÇReading is so very important. The research is clear.‚ÄÇI want kids to read every day of the year!‚Äù
The Dr. Seuss birthday party, March 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Andes Central School is sponsored by the Andes Central School PTSA.‚ÄÇThis event is designed for children ages 4 through 10, though all are welcome.‚ÄÇAdmission is $1 per child.‚ÄÇFor additional information, please call 845 676-4853.