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March 2, 2004

Albany -- Hundreds of volunteers visited Dougherty County Schools Tuesday, for Read Across America. This is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Seuss, author Theodor Geisel, who wrote dozens of popular children books.

Wearing "Cat in the Hat" hats, in his honor, football players, bank presidents, even the Mayor took time to read. Tennessee Titans lineman Todd Williams was a big favorite with the kindergarten classes at Lamar Reese Elementary. Williams said "Growing up I never liked school, except for school lunch. But I learned something while I was there."

The former Florida State great read several Dr. Seuss books to the students, and made a big impression. "I tell kids the importance of education. Where it's going to take you. What you need to succeed in life."

Albany Mayor Dr. Willie Adams read to kindergartners at Alice Coachman School. "We read about love. I could see all the beauty and love in these young kids eyes, and we need to certainly encourage that."

Albany Bank and Trust President Bob Lee read to fourth graders at Alice Coachman. Lee said "The more you can do to prod them along, keep them interested, the more they are going to develop."

Alice Coachman Elementary School Principal Pat Victor said, "If they see, Oh the Mayor came to read to me. Maybe if I read more, I could become Mayor one day. Or the C.E.O. of a bank came to read to me, maybe I could become the C.E.O. of a bank."

 The National Education Association started the Read Across America program in 1998. They hold it annually on March 2nd, Dr. Suess' birth date.

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