JA’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Signal Center
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Junior Auxiliary: Read Across America
Autumn Massengil helping the 2-year-old class at FUMC make Horton Masks for their Dr. Seuss Week.
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The ladies of Junior Auxiliary helped celebrate Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by having members volunteer through their “Read to Me” Program.

This service project allows members to volunteer weekly or monthly at local schools and read to students. Members participate in both city and county schools and the best part is, they get to leave the high-quality resource in the classroom.

This week, Autumn Massengil, Sarah Ford, Becca Brnik and Junior Auxiliary mascot JAC visited First United Methodist Preschool. The volunteers read Dr. Seuss works “Horton Hears a Who,” the “Lorax” and “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

They brought coordinated snacks, made a craft and provided super-cute cupcakes. All this fun was in an effort to promote literacy and make reading fun.

The second stop was the Signal Centers in Cleveland, where Danielle Winters, Brnik and the mascot met with special-needs children and other children attending the early intervention program. The volunteers read them Dr. Seuss books, helped with a painting craft and supplied themed cupcakes.

“This was one of my favorite JA days,” said Winters. “The kids at the Signal Center were so loving and precious and really blessed us more than we did them!

“Junior Auxiliary’s mission is to help the forgotten ... emphasizing children in Bradley County. We accomplished that today.”