WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Cheryl Eades said when she saw the posting for the birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss, she knew it would be the perfect way to spend Sunday afternoon with her daughter.
“She just loves books, she loves Dr. Seuss, so we just thought it would a great thing to take her out and do this weekend,” said Eades.
The Purdue Chapter of Pi Beta Phi hosted the Dr. Seuss celebration Sunday at the West Lafayette Public Library. The event is part of a national reading initiative, and philanthropy chair Dayna Less said there is a reason for celebrating the life of the famous children’s author.
“Dr. Seuss was a big proponent of reading, and I think his books are the ones that you first read when you’re really learning. It’s a fun way to get involved, and I think that a lot of people know who he is,” said Less.
Children of all ages gathered at the party, and celebrated by reading, playing games and taking part in other Dr. Seuss activities. Eades said she and her daughter benefited from the event.
“I’ve always loved books growing up and she has a big interest in it. So, it’s just something fun that we can share together,” said Eades.
Less said they are sharing a love for reading, but they are also sharing a love for the work of Dr. Seuss.
“The kids just get more excited about reading, and that’s what we’re really here for, to make them excited, and maybe hopefully they can get excited about Dr. Seuss and reading. So, as long as we’re here and the kids are happy, then we’re happy,” said Less.
Eades said she is more than happy about the experience she and her daughter had a this year’s birthday celebration.
“We’ll definitely come back,” said Eades.