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WSRE Celebrates Clifford the Big Red Dog's 50th with Three BIG Birthday Parties

Pensacola, Fla. —

Someone is turning 50!  But who could it be? It’s everyone’s favorite BIG, red dog Clifford, of course! He’s coming to WSRE and wants everyone to help him celebrate. In conjunction with the national kick-off of the 50th anniversary celebration of Clifford the Big Red Dog, WSRE will host three free events for families and children featuring an episode screening, games, crafts, a door prize drawing and your very own BIG picture with Clifford. WSRE invites everyone to celebrate this beloved literary icon all while encouraging children to build critical language and literacy skills.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.
Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Drive North, Niceville, FL 32578

Saturday, January 12, 2013 – 11 a.m.
WSRE Amos Performance Studio, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504

Monday, January 14, 2013 – 10:15 a.m.
Robert L. F. Sikes – Crestview Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview, FL 32539

For more information, visit or call (850) 484-1200.

About Scholastic and Clifford the Big Red Dog
Scholastic Media is a division of Scholastic Inc., a global children's publishing, education and media company. With more than 126 million books in print from Scholastic in 13 languages by beloved creator Norman Bridwell, Clifford is a literary classic embraced by parents, teachers and kids. Now in its 12th season on PBS KIDS, the Clifford television series has been sold to more than 30 countries in 12 languages.

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit


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