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Target invites children to free Dr. Seuss-inspired reading event

Target store employees will be giving away free activity packets for children and reading books to them in the store’s Dr. Seuss-inspired reading nook Feb. 26 in celebration of reading and the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” program.

As part of the “Who Reads? We Read!” festivities, families will be able to enjoy Dr. Seuss classics such as “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut.”

The free event, including give-aways, is from 9-11 am, at the Target store at 850 Steger Town Rd. Rockwall, TX 75032.

According to local executive team member Susan Pollock, education is at the heart of Target’s five percent giving program. Since 2003, Target has supported the Read Across America program, which calls for every child in communities nationwide to celebrate reading on or around March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

“Target’s partnership with the National Education Association is just one example of the company’s commitment to education and focus on helping more U.S. children learn to read proficiently by the end of third grade, which is a critical milestone on the path to graduation,” she said. “As part of that commitment, Target plans to donate $1 billion in education-related giving by the end of 2015.”

For more information, call Pollock at 972-772-0894 or visit www.Target.com.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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