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United Way observes Dr. Seuss’s birthday

The Seeing Eye

READ 4 FUN: More than 120 United Way volunteers will read to more than 200 kindergarten through second-grade classrooms in 19 elementary buildings across Trumbull County today to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America, which is a part of United Way of Trumbull County’s “Read 4 Fun” program. It is one of three programs under the United Way’s Reading Great by 8 Literacy Initiative.

The program will reach nearly 4,300 students today. Volunteers will spend about a half hour in each classroom reading either a Dr. Seuss book or select books chosen for schools. Students will enjoy conversations about the story, illustrations and the author. Many volunteers plan to dress in Dr. Seuss attire as their way of making it an exciting and fun reading experience.

AWARDS EVENT: The Youngstown Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 312 will host the 32nd annual retirement and award event today at Our Lady of Mount Carmel social hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Captain Mike German and Battalion Chief John O’Neill Jr. will be honored for their service as both plan to retire. The event also will honor and pay respect to fellow brothers and sisters. Special guests from the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters and others will attend.

WARD THOMAS HOUSE: The monthly open house of the Ward-Thomas House, 503 Brown St., Niles, will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. The Niles Historical Society membership meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Westenfield Room.

BINGO PARTY: SS. Peter and Paul Parish Guild is hosting a Bingo and Card Party 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the social hall of the church, 180 Belvedere Ave. NE, Warren. Cost includes a box lunch. Tickets will be available at the door and door prizes and raffles will be held. For tickets in advance, call 330-856-4044.

TEEN GAME NIGHT: The Cortland Library Branch will hold a Teen Game night 3 to 5 p.m. today for teens in grades seventh to 12th. There will be a variety of games.

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