Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
Mannington Goes to School to Celebrate “Read Across America Day”
SALEM, NJ, March 4, 2019—Students who love to read do better in school, according to research by the National Education Association. That’s why Mannington recently teamed up with the United Way of Delaware to celebrate “Read Across America Day,” a national event designed to get local kids excited about the imaginative world that awaits them within the pages of a book.
Credit: United Way of Delaware
Now in its 22nd year, “Read Across America Day” was founded by the National Education Association. Held annually in March, in recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, this is the largest celebration of reading in the United States.
Last Friday, the United Way of Delaware hosted reading parties across its service area, which includes Salem County, New Jersey, home to Mannington Mills. The parties were attended by over 600 Salem County Pre-K and elementary students. Two “reading party ambassadors” from Mannington’s Salem, New Jersey, site brought the words of Dr. Seuss to life.
Dave Kitts, Mannington Mills Vice President Environment, reads to students on “Read Across America Day.” Credit: Mannington Mills
“Seeing the excitement on the faces of Mannington Township School students as I read Dr. Seuss’s infamous ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and ‘I Wish I Had Duck Feet,’ was wonderful,” said Dave Kitts, Mannington Mills Vice President, Environment. “And it’s a reminder that, no matter how much technology has filtered into the lives of our kids, there’s nothing quite like a book to teach, motivate and spur the imagination.”
Ruth Hess, Mannington Mills Environmentalist Specialist reads to students on “Read Across America Day.” Credit: Mannington Mills
“Reading is a skill that benefits kids all through their life,” adds Ruth Hess, Mannington Mills Environmental Specialist who read Dr. Seuss’s “Hop on Pop” to Quinton School students. “That’s what makes events like ‘Read Across America’ so important.”
Mannington supports a number of educational programs across the U.S., focusing on communities where it has operations. For more information, visit Mannington.com.
About Mannington Mills
One of the world's leading manufacturers of fine flooring, Mannington Mills, Inc., is based in Salem, New Jersey (USA). The company manufactures residential and commercial sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, resilient and hardwood floors; as well as commercial carpet and rubber under the Mannington Residential, Mannington Commercial, Amtico and Burke brands. Founded in 1915 by John Boston Campbell, the company is still privately held and owned by the Campbell family. Now in its second century of doing business in the USA, Mannington Mills remains committed to quality, customer satisfaction and innovative manufacturing with award-winning product design, state-of-the-art processes and industry-leading programs. mannington.com
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