Civic League active in Mathiston

By Betty Jeffcoats
President, Civic League of Mathiston

The Civic League of Mathiston is a relatively newly formed group of
people living in and around Mathiston. For the first two years, three
people were on the committee and as of 2013, we have grown to have 14
members.

While there are so many things we want to expand and do, some of our
past activities include a monthly story time at the library (which as
of this month is weekly), celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a
party at the library, Easter egg hunt at the park, decorating the
park for all the seasons, hosting the Miss/Mister Mathiston Pageant,
children’s dance class, bake sales, karaoke in the park, fundraising
projects, Christmas parade and pictures with Santa, just to name some
of our activities.

We will be putting together a Mathiston May Day this year and have
plans to host movies as well as karaoke in the park for everyone to
enjoy. Also on the agenda are plans to offer a basic computer class
to the public, and add to the park with more plants and bushes.

With everyone’s love for music, the club has discussed having
singings in the park for old and young alike in hopes of closing the
generation gaps.

We welcome new members and would love to have you join our group. if
you feel this is something you would like to do, contact Betty
Jeffcoats at 312-8724. Like our page on Facebook at Mathiston Civic
League.

Birthday party for Dr. Seuss
The library in Mathiston was the place to be on March 2 as the Civic
League hosted a birthday party for Dr. Seuss.

Born Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904-Sept. 24, 1991), he
published 46 children’s books and among his best selling are “Green
Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “Horton Hears a Who!” and “One
Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”

Geisel’s books have been read by the young and old alike. March 2 has
been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day,
an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by having a surprise visit with The
Cat in the Hat. Pictures were taken, edible hats made and coloring
sheets colored, and we gave each child a hat to take home with them.
All the children gathered around while the Cat read “The Cat in the
Hat’ book to them. We ended the party with party foods and even sang
Happy Birthday.

The Civic League had a great time with all the children and we want
to thank all the parents who brought their children to our party. I
would also like to thank our committee members for their help.