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Lafayette students will provide a program of literacy activities for local elementary school children tomorrow in honor of the late children’s book author Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Katie Lowe, a biology major from Norristown, Pa., directs the student staff workers of the Landis Community Outreach Center who will be running the program. Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Easton, and possibly others, will attend.

The program will begin 9:45 a.m. with an opening ceremony in the Farinon Center Marlo Room, followed by a snack at 10:15 a.m. The children will then head for Pardee Hall rooms 101 and 102, where several activities will take place, including a puppet show, creating books, and story telling. After lunch at noon, the children will finish up their activities from 12:30-1 p.m. The program will conclude with a movie and certificate presentation in the Farinon Center Limburg Theater from 1-2 p.m.

More than 25 programs of sustained voluntary service are conducted through the Landis Community Outreach Center each year, serving human needs in Easton and beyond. The students help others and learn about social problems by combating poverty; mentoring, tutoring, and educating others; and protecting the environment. In addition to Director Charlene J. Gray, the center’s staff includes a full-time intern and 21 student community service assistants, who organize the volunteer programs, arrange all training and transportation, and handle record-keeping and accounting. Lafayette chaplain Gary Miller also works closely with the Landis Center.

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