Ridgefield first graders celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ breakfast

RIDGEFIELD — South Ridge Elementary and Union Ridge Elementary School first graders and their parents celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday this past week with a “Green Eggs and Ham” breakfast sponsored by Beaches Restaurant. The celebration is part of the nationwide “Read Across America” program that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2, to encourage reading in the schools.

Union Ridge Elementary School first graders celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast sponsored by Beaches Restaurant. Photo courtesy of the Ridgefield School District
Union Ridge Elementary School first graders celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast sponsored by Beaches Restaurant. Photo courtesy of the Ridgefield School District

Not only did students and parents enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’ book “Green Eggs and Ham,” they were treated to a delicious green eggs and ham breakfast served by Beaches Restaurant volunteers and by Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow and Ridgefield City Councilor Don Stose. In addition, each student received a free Dr. Seuss hat, and Beaches Restaurant provided door prizes.

Ridgefield School District is grateful to Beaches Restaurant, which has been sponsoring the popular gathering each year since 1996 to encourage parents to get involved in reading with their kids. Currently, 48 schools county-wide participate in the much-anticipated event.

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Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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