On Monday, the birthday of Cat-in-the-Hat creator Dr. Seuss, students at Lillian Larsen School will celebrate Read Across America with a host of guest readers from the community and the county.
Special guests come from the Sheriff’s Office, the county Board of Supervisors, retired educators, the business community and the school staff. Teachers leave their classrooms to read to other classes and students do “buddy reading.” Parents and grandparents join in.
It’s a wonderful day, celebrating the written word in books of all sorts. The event, created by the National Education Association in 1998 as a fun way to motivate children to read, is very popular in schools across the country and has been held at our school for many years.
If you would like to be a reader, call Jan Brown at 467-3216.
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Saturday, March 8 is the day to make San Miguel shine.
Cleanup Day is sponsored by San Miguel Fire Department volunteers. The fire department will have a large roll-off and accept many items that cannot go into regular cans such as furniture ($10 fee for large items).
No hazardous materials, commercial trash, green waste or dirt is accepted.
Donations that help pay dump fees are greatly appreciated.
It also is Garden Day in the flower beds on Mission Street. Meet at the Coffee Station with your tools and gloves. “Many hands make light work” is the old truism and many people working together makes a community.
Lynne Schmitz’ column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 467-3565.