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      National Read Across America day takes root in Dougherty County

      Kerri Copello at at Read Across America.

      Local schools participated in Read Across America Day Friday.This day is held annually on the day closest to March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.Pam Roshio with Lamar Reese Middle School said it TMs important to have these days that stress how important reading is and having members of the community come and read Dr. Seuss books to children is a fun way to raise awareness of the issue.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!