Children celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

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Local children celebrated the life and legacy of children's book author Dr. Seuss Saturday.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, would have turned 109 years old Saturday.

In honor of the iconic children's book author, the Knoxville Urban League's "Project Ready" hosted an event that celebrated his work. At the birthday party, people enjoyed games, face painting and favorites from Dr. Seuss' stories.

Ohla Blackmon-McBride said she hopes the celebration would help inspire parents to read to their children.

"Reading is such a crucial fundamental, and we want to introduce that reading can be fun, so we're using Dr. Seuss as an opportunity to spread the word," said Blackmon-McBride.

Dr. Seuss passed away on September 24, 1991 at age 87.

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