Families gathered from all over to celebrate Dr. Seuss

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Families from all over gathered Saturday at the Springfield Quadrangle. Parents and their children helped celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of Springfield’s favorite sons.

Dr. Seuss would have felt flattered by all the attention he received at the Dr. Seuss statue garden.

Families came from as far away as Norwich, Connecticut to honor the literary hero, who was born on Mulberry Street, not far from the Quadrangle.

Mark Follett, of West Springfield, made certain to take his daughter to the celebration.

“I mean it’s a hometown hero. So, it’s always good to be proud for Springfield where’ he’s from. And we read them to her every night, probably one Dr. Seuss book a night,”  Follett said.

Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel was born in 1904. Each year, families whose lives have been touched by his legendary stories are invited to share in the event at the quadrangle.

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