Woman’s Club Celebrates Read Across America Day

Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy members Mary Ann Coyne, Joan Garbarino, Cathy Cerbo, WCPTH Dr. Seuss Reading Project Chairman, and Ginny Scala present Parsippany Child Day Care Center Director Peggy Rauscher, with Dr. Seuss books. Also pictured are club members Marilyn Zarzycki and Cathy Haney.

PARSIPPANY — Members of the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) to participate in Read Across America Day this week.

Members kicked of their “Dr. Seuss Celebrations” by reading to the children at the Parsippany Child Day Care Center on February 27.  Each reading age child received their own Dr. Seuss Board book version of “Fox in Socks” and books were also donated to the school library.  This was made possible through a generous GFWC Literacy Grant the club was awarded.

Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy members Cathy Haney, Ginny Scala, Marilyn Zarzycki and Marilyn Marion present books at Mt. Tabor Library to Librarian Kristen Comeavx

Donations of Dr. Seuss books were made to the Parsippany Library. Dr. Seuss favors were also handed out at the Lake Hiawatha Branch. Dr. Seuss books were donated to Head Start of Morris County, to supplement their library and Dr. Seuss themed favors were also distributed to the children. Dr. Seuss books were also sent to the General Federations of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) for distribution in the Washington, DC area.

One of GFWC’s Seven Grand Initiatives for its 2018-2020 Administration is for clubs to donate Dr. Seuss books to children in need. March 2 is Read Across America Day, a nationwide observation that marks Dr. Seuss’ birthday and encourages children to celebrate reading.

Promoting literacy can be traced back to GFWC’s roots. Read Across America is an opportunity for GFWC clubs to continue the legacy of sharing books and the love of reading with its community. 

Proceeds for this, and other educational projects, are made possible by the funds raised at the club’s annual Tee Off for Education Golf Classic Fundraiser.  This year’s 38th Annual Tee Off for Education Golf Classic & Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at the Knoll Country Club West. Contact Marilyn Z., Tee Off for Education Chairperson, at (973) 539-3703 or wcpth.golf.outing@gmail.com for more information.

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of NJSFWC, which is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service.  General Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from September to April at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery, 100 Centerton Drive. For more information e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com, click here or follow the club on FACEBOOK.