From Staff Reports
TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by giving a Dr. Seuss book to about 140 kindergarteners at Paine Primary. They have been working hard to instill the love of reading in young readers by regular reading sessions with
Paine Primary students for many years. Several members of the Trussville Rotary Club give of their time every Wednesday morning to help these students improve their reading skills by listening while the students read to them.
Mary Jean Sanspree, an active member of the Rotary Club, came up with the idea of presenting books to the children.
“The kids were so excited to have their very own Dr. Seuss book! It was great to see the smiles on their faces as each one opened his or her book,” Sanspree said.
The teachers were given the opportunity to select their favorite book for the children in their class.
Tom Ruf coordinates the readers from the club.
“It’s incredible and also very rewarding to see such a difference in their reading abilities between the beginning of the school year and the end of school,” said Ruf.
Rotarians and friends helping out with the book distribution were Tom Ruf, David and Betty Cork, Van Horne, John Patterson, Rudy Griffin, Fran Aldridge, Mary Jean Sanspree and her grandson Trent.
The Club meets at Spare Time Entertainment located at 3600 Roosevelt Blvd. in Trussville at 7 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. For more information on the Trussville Rotary Club Daybreak, or to help with one of our projects, please visit www.trussvillerotaryclub.org or email Diane Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org.