A belated birthday party for the late Dr. Seuss will occur at Everman Park from 10:00 a.m. to noon on March 23.
Due to poor weather, the party could not take place on his real birthday, March 2.
Sidney Levesque, marketing director at the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, said the event will include tables with art activities based on the Dr. Seuss books, face painting, bubbles and a ride around the park on the storybook train.
The train ride, $1 per person, will give children and families a view of the six Dr. Seuss sculptures placed in the park.
Light snacks will also be given to participants.
Families with small children are encouraged to come, Levesque said, and attendance will cost $5 per family.
A grand opening for a free library, which will be stationed outside the T & P Depot, will also take place at the event. People are encouraged to give a book to the box in exchange for one already inside of it. Levesque said this is based on an honorary system.
The library kit came from the Little Free Library official website. Little Free Library describes itself as a non-profit organization and the “world’s largest book-sharing movement.”
Charlie and Kathy Taylor had put the library kit together, Levesque said.
Levesque said this is the first year a Dr. Seuss birthday party is being celebrated and is not sure if another will occur in the future.