METHUEN — Three officers from the Methuen Police Department made a special visit to the Marsh Grammar School today.
Lt. Joe Aiello along with officers Matt St. Jean and Nick Fabrizio attended a Read Across America Day event at the school on Monday. Along with reading to students, the three also gave out sticker badges, pencils and bookmarks.
“Opportunities like this are a great way for the members of the Methuen Police Department to connect with some of the younger members of the community,” said Chief Joe Solomon. “Thank you to the Marsh School for inviting us to participate and be a part of their learning in a fun, interactive way.”
Read Across America Day is an annual reading event that was launched in 1997 by the National Education Association on, or near, March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The annual reading initiative seeks to motivate students to read, and have fun while doing so. Each year, schools, libraries, municipalities, and community groups hold activities on Read Across America Day to celebrate reading.
“Events like this are incredible ways for the community to come together,” said Mayor Neil Perry. “This was a job well done by the Methuen Police Department to engage with students and spark their interest in reading and learning.”