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Oh, the places we're going
Jerry West, Homer Hickam, Landau Murphy to read for our 'Dr. Seuss party for grown-ups' March 15
CHARLESTON, Jan. 3, 2012 -- Join us for an evening of fun, light appetizers, beer, wine and special readings as we celebrate Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.
WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012.
WHERE: Brickstreet Insurance, 400 Quarrier St., Charleston.
TICKETS: $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Basketball legend Jerry West, best-selling author Homer Hickam and America's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. have volunteered to read for Read Aloud West Virgina's second Seusss-a-Palooza party and fundraiser. They will join other accomplished West Virginians in reading "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.
A video of their performances will premier at the event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Brickstreet Insurance in Charleston. Proceeds support Read Aloud West Virginia's programs, which help children to discover the joy of reading and help children to own their own books.
Seuss-A-Palooza is a fund and awareness raiser for Read Aloud West Virginia.
Sponsorships are available at $1,000, $500 and $250 levels. Companies, friends and other supporters of Read Aloud may contact the Read Aloud office at (304) 345-5212 for information on becoming a sponsor.
This year, Seuss-A-Palooza is scheduled in conjunction with the West Virginia Symphony’s Celebrating Seuss, a City National Bank Family Series concert on March 17.
The symphony promises “hatastic” fun as it celebrates the children's author through music, said Betty King, the symphony’s vice president of education. An instrument petting zoo will include "The Bongzongler," a fantastical Seussian instrument created by the symphony's Education Department. More information is available at WestVirginiaSymphonyOrchestra.org.
This is the second Seuss-A-Palooza. The 2010 event video featured WVU Basketball Coach Bobby Huggins, then-Gov. Joe Manchin, Sen. Jay Rockefeller and many others reading Seuss’ "Green Eggs and Ham." The result was a moving, funny, motivational video. (You can still watch it.)