The goal for Manzanita Elementary School students to read during the two weeks of "Read Across America," last year was 100,000 recorded minutes so it seems only fitting they would double that goal this year with 200,000 minutes minimum!

Friday was the kickoff with students from T/K - 3rd grade celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss dressed as their favorite character from one of his many entertaining books. Games included "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Hop On Pop" both named after two of his many popular books among kids.

Manzanita's Booster Club is so involved that Principal Minden King was able to observe and greet each student as they paraded by in their darling costumes.