Craig briefs for Feb. 5 |

Craig briefs for Feb. 5

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2. When Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Geisel, was 50 years old in 1954, he created his first and maybe most famous book – “The Cat in the Hat.” A publisher challenged Dr. Seuss to use 250 of the most important words for children to learn. Dr. Seuss used 220 of those words in “The Cat in the Hat,” which was an instant success.

Now, 54 years later, children and adults still love to hear the fun rhythm of Dr. Seuss’ jaunty stories.

To celebrate this special children’s author, Downtown Books and The Print Shop invite all Moffat County elementary students, kindergarten through fourth grade, to participate in recognizing Seuss’ birthday by creating their own special Dr. Seuss bookmark.

Students should submit their original artwork and words that reflect all the things they love about Dr. Seuss and his books. The first-place winner will receive $25, second-place winner $15 and the third-place winner $10 in Craig Spree Bucks.

Students may enter two times. Applications are available at Ridgeview, Sunset and East elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, Downtown Books, The Print Shop and Serendipity Coffee Shop.

The winners will be honored at a special Dr. Seuss party March 3 at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. The party will begin at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 824-5343.

Wild Turkey dinner at Fairgrounds Pavilion

The National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner follows at 7 p.m.

Anyone who purchased a ticket before Feb. 2 will be put into a drawing for a gun. A special prize also will be awarded to children.

Tickets cost $50 for a single, $70 for a couple and $15 for youths ages 17 and younger. Tickets are available at B&B Welding and Northwest Pawn.

For more information, call Pam at 824-6811 or Scott at 824-4910.

March 3 is Read

Across America Day

March 3 is Read Across America Day. In memory of Dr. Seuss and because children of all ages enjoy his books, Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., is hosting a day long “Seuss-a-thon.” A Dr. Seuss story will be read every hour starting at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 824-5343.

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