Fayette Mall to celebrate National Read Across America Day

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s time to dust off your cat in a hat. Friday is National Doctor Seuss Day, also known as National Read Across America Day.

The National Education Association started this initiative to encourage schools and communities across the country to celebrate reading.

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It’s usually held on March 2nd on the birthday of the author we know as Doctor Seuss. But this year his birthday falls on a Saturday and schools will not be open so the event is being celebrated a day earlier.

Residents in Fayette County can celebrate Saturday by bringing the kids out to Fayette Mall. The Fayette County Education Association says there will be celebrity readers and special appearances by the Cat in the Hat, along with Thing One and Thing Two.

The event will take place in front of Dillards from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Kids will receive goodie bags, reading lists and tips for parents.