By Ethan Colbert
The characters of famed children’s book, Cat in the Hat, will come alive
Saturday morning in the Bowling Green High School Auditorium.
The child-friendly event, which is being organized by Miss Audrain
County Outstanding Teen Taylor Blackwell, Bowling Green High
School’s National Honor Society and Little Explorers Foundation, is set to
begin at 10 a.m. The event will include games, balloon animals, an arts and
craft project, clowns and refreshments.
According to Blackwell, she first came up with the idea of “The Cat In
The Hat: Taylor Gives Back” because of her passion for improving childhood
literacy. “One of the big reasons that I wanted to have this event in the first
place is because while I have went in and read to elementary schools, I had
not really done anything that made reading really fun,” Blackwell said in
an interview with the Bowling Green Times. “That’s where this ‘The Cat In
The Hat: Taylor Gives Back’ came in.” In addition to the aforementioned
activities, the first 100 children between the ages of 3-7 to pre-register
will be presented a free copy of The Cat In The Hat when they arrive.
There is a limit of one book per family. The event will conclude with a
30-minute performance of Dr. Seuss’ famed children’s book. The cast of the
play will include members of the local National Honor Society.
Blackwell said she is happy to be joined by her peers from BGHS.
“Another thing that I really love is that we are getting the community
and high school students together,” Blackwell said. “One of my other big
passions is trying to encourage high school students to do more volunteering.”
In her interview, Blackwell also discussed her upcoming vocal music
concert on Sunday, March 25. The concert will be held in the Bowling
Green High School Auditorium and will get underway around 3 p.m.
A full line-up of performers will be announced at a later date.