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Niagara County Central Rotary dictionary project

Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:40 pm
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central completed its 12th annual gifting of dictionaries to third-grade students in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. Rotarian, the late Joseph B. Emmons, began this project locally in 2006. Emmons' wife, Rotarian Marsha Emmons, proudly continues his worthwhile endeavor to bring the keepsakes of written knowledge to the students.
The dictionary project co-chairs, Emmons and David Evans, were joined by fellow Rotarians; President Pat Sullivan, Past-President Tom Grimm, and Niagara-Wheatfield Central School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanch to distribute 240 dictionaries. The third-grade recipients attend Tuscarora Indian, West Street Elementary, Errick Road Elementary and the Colonial Village Elementary schools.
CEO Mary French founded the dictionary project in 1995 to provide personal copies of dictionaries to third grade students in South Carolina public schools. It has grown into a national organization. To date, over 28 million dictionaries have been donated to children in the U.S. and internationally. The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central has provided over 7,000 dictionaries to the third-grade students in central Niagara County.
New members are welcome. Join the Rotary for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Olympia Restaurant, 3312 Niagara Falls Blvd.

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