Grade school kids treated to Seuss reading

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 4, 2004

To celebrate the 100th birthday of famed author Dr. Seuss, area resident Cindy Duck volunteered her time to read &uot;Cat In The Hat&uot; to kindergarten through second-grade girls at Payne Elementary School.

The special reading was a follow-up to a program Duck held at the school last October called Pillow Talk (Positively Influencing Little Ladies On Womanhood).

Duck created her project last October as part National Make A Difference Day, sponsored by USA Weekend magazine.

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PILLOW Talk was an event for the young girls to get together and play dress-up, have a big tea party and read books.

Duck said she wanted to return to Payne and spend some time with students involved in her project.

She also had a special announcement to make.

Duck registered Pillow Talk with the USA Weekend’s Make A Difference Day Contest. If she wins, Duck could receive a $10,000 for the charity of her choice.

USA Weekend will announce the winners of the contest on April 18.

Even if she doesn’t win, Duck says, she feels honored to just be a finalist in the contest.

Win or lose, Duck said she still plans to make Pillow Talk an annual event at Payne.