Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Soroptimist Janice Baldridge plays the part of Thing 7. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertsons
Soroptimist Janice Baldridge plays the part of Thing 7. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertsons

The Soroptimists and the Iota Rho chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers society recognized the birthday of Dr. Seuss in two separate celebrations.

Soroptimists’ Dr. Seuss Breakfast for Dinner garners $1,800 for scholarships and awards A table full of customers place their orders. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Green eggs and ham were a favorite in Ramona Cafe, where Soroptimists International of Ramona staged a Dr. Seuss celebration to raise money for scholarships and awards.

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Green Eggs and Ham. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

It was a standing-room-only crowd as Soroptimist and Ramona Cafe owner Sonja Steiner and her staff, assisted by Soroptimist waitresses, prepared and served 400 meals to Dr. Seuss lovers of all ages.

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Brooke Turney, 6, as Boo Hoo and Khloe Mae Hawkins, 3, as Cindy Sue Lou Hoo dress for dinner. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Steiner donated 30 percent of the cafe’s proceeds from Breakfast for Dinner event.  That plus the Soroptimists’ tips and money from the 50/50 opportunity drawing totaled about $1,800. The money will benefit women and girls of Ramona through the Soroptimists’ awards and scholarship program.

Alicia Stemm, a second-grade teacher at Mt Woodson, reads “Yertle the Turtle” to young Dr. Seuss fans in the children’s area of the Ramona Library. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard Community packs library for Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Young children and their parents filled the Ramona Library Community Room, Friday, during the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, sponsored by the Iota Rho chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers society in partnership with the library.

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Meg Brindley helps her 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, make Thing One. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

This was the fourth year for the event that is part of the Read Across America program, a National Education Association project.

On the committee that organized the event were Donna Braye-Romero, Sherry Torpin, Laura Rosenbusch, and Susan Beffa.

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Kami Brown and Spencer Lordigyan create trees from “The Lorax” with pastel straws and Easter grass. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
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Five-year-old Cristian Quilo concentrates on coloring a bookmark. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Stephanie Hurst, president of Iota Rho, estimated more than 300 at the event, exceeding last year’s total. The birthday celebration with six craft tables was held in the library’s Community Room for the first time, while the reading portion of the event remained in the children’s section.

Also a first were two Dr. Seuss birthday cakes, provided by Friends of Ramona Library.

Drawings were held during the celebration with children winning Dr. Seuss books donated by teachers.

   
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