Elf Fun March 2017 Newsletter




March 2: Dr. Seuss / Read Across America Day

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist.  He published 46 children’s books including The Cat in the Hat, The LoraxHorton Hears a Who! and Green Eggs and Ham


March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day

John Chapman (1774 – 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who for more than 50 years introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois. 

March 15: Buzzard Day

For over 150 years, the buzzards have returned to Hinkley, Ohio on March 15. These large scavenger birds spend the summer in this small town.  Then, with the first sign of winter, they fly south, sometimes as far as South America. Hinkley’s open fields, rocky ledges and forests is considered an ideal nesting area for these buzzards. 

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385-461),commonly recognized as the patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick used the three leaves of a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. So the wearing of shamrocks and shamrock designs became associated with Saint Patrick.

Saint Patrick’s Day is not a legal holiday in the United States. Still it is celebrated throughout the U.S.in recognition of Irish and Irish American culture. 

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March 29: Manatee Appreciation Day

Manatees (also known as sea cows) are known for their immense size (growing up to 13 feet long) and jowly appearance (weighing up to 1200 pounds). 

Manatee Appreciation Day is devoted to raising awareness about these aquatic mammals . Unfortunately, manatees are endangered. Although hunting manatees is usually illegal, they continue to be poached for their meat and hide. Also, manatees are often fatally injured in collisions with boats. 

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