St. Pete elementary students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with WFLA News Channel 8

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — WFLA News Channel 8 spent some time with the kiddos at Shore Acres Elementary in St. Pete for Read Across America Day.

Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2 every year because it is the birthday of the famous author, Dr. Seuss.

WFLA News Channel 8’s Lila Gross kicked off the event alongside a Shore Acres news crew. The fifth graders anchored and ran the entire morning news show on their own.

WFLA News Channel 8’s Lila Gross then read her favorite Dr. Seuss book, “Green Eggs and Ham”, to Mr. William’s kindergarten class.

The students enjoyed scrumptious green eggs and ham at the school for breakfast.

WFLA News Channel 8 loved being a part of the day to help promote reading.

Check out all the photos from the day below. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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