By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter
Shrewsbury – Spring Street School joined many other schools in the region in celebration of Community Reading Day March 1. The event also commemorated the 115th birthday of Dr. Seuss which was Saturday, March 2.
The morning began with a reception in the school’s cafeteria for 17 special guests before they headed off to their respective classrooms. Guest readers either brought their own books to read or they chose from a selection at the school.
“It’s just to have people from the community to come into the school and read to the children. A lot of times they will let them know what they do for work and how they are a part of the community,” remarked School Librarian Donna Morgan. “It’s an annual event and all the schools participate.”
Local readers included State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury), Charles Steinberg, president of the Pawtucket Red Sox (soon to be Worcester Red Sox) and mascot “Paws,” local children’s author April Jones Prince, members of the Shrewsbury Police and Fire departments, Angela Snell, director of Public Facilities and Dr. Jane Lizotte, principal of Sherwood Middle School, among others.