By Tara Cavanaugh
Congressman John Dingell has his hands full with representing our state in the U.S. House of Representatives. But he still makes time to reach out to citizens –– even the ones who can’t yet vote.
On Friday Congressman Dingell helped a Burns Park first grade class kick off March Reading Month by reading Dr. Seuss’ “The Tooth Book.”
He also stressed to students the importance of keeping their teeth brushed and healthy and gave out toothbrushes from Delta Dental.
“It is truly exciting that we have Congressman Dingell come today,” said Burns Park Principal Dr. Virginia Bell. “I want to thank Linda Carter for having the ability to do that.” Carter, the president of the AAEA, connected Delta Dental with the school.
The company is also donating $500 towards the school’s Reading Month fundraiser for Heifer International, which supplies families in third world countries with farm animals.
“This is a wonderful way to keep kids reading,” Carter said. “You have to get those fundamentals early.”