BILLINGS — It was a special day inside the Canyon Creek School cafeteria on Wednesday as students had a Dr. Seuss-themed meal to celebrate the author's birthday.
"Oh, I love it," exclaimed a student who walked into the cafeteria decked out in Dr. Seuss decor.
Wednesday's lunch was part of an entire week of Dr. Seuss-themed meals, cooked up with love from school lead cook, Sharon Lose, and her team.
"My whole life, kids have meant so much to me. I'm not here for the job, I'm here for the kids. I love surprising the kids. I love making what the kids want to eat. I just get a real joy out of it," Lose said.
Lose has a 42-year career in serving up smiles at schools in the Billings area.
Every day, Lose cooks up at least two meal choices for more than 200 students with home made ingredients. Hardly any processed food is found in her kitchen. On the menu: who-beast, who-hash, Cindy Lou Who-fruit salad, truffa-luffa fruit seeds, kabizel nuts, bin and boom breadsticks.
Seuss's birthday (he would be 118 Wednesday) isn't the only time Lose puts in extra work to make lunchtime extra special for the students. Since she started at Canyon Creek three years ago, Lose cooks special meals for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. But she said Dr. Seuss week is her favorite.