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Community leaders read to Brock Elliott students
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Students once again had a chance to sample green eggs and ham.

At Brock Elliott Elementary School, kindergarten through third- grade youngsters were served just that thanks to the Manteca Unified Nutrition Services on Monday. Only after eating the interesting concoction for breakfast that they were able to enjoy a good read.

It was all part of Read Across America honoring the birthday of Theodor Geisel.

Of course, he’s better known as children’s book author Dr. Seuss of “The Cat in the Hat,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Horton Hears a Who,” and, of course, “Green Eggs and Ham.”

This year’s Read Across America theme was “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

Thousands of youngsters in schools, libraries, and community centers, in the spirit of Dr. Seuss, enjoyed a fun day of reading and activities.

At Brock Elliott, a who’s who in the community served as VIP readers. Included were Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion, Mayor Steve DeBrum, Fire Chief Kirk Waters, and Sierra High Principal Steve Clark, to name a few.

This annual reading motivation and awareness program was once again made possible by the National Education Association.