Sam Glover, past president of the Brazil Rotary Club, passes out dictionaries to a third grade class at Meridian Elementary School in Brazil.
By DIANE DIERKS
Three hundred, eighty- five elementary students received free dictionaries Wednesday afternoon. The Wabash Valley Community Foundation and the Brazil Rotary Club passed out dictionaries to all third grade classes in Clay County, as part of the National Dictionary Project.
Beth Tevlin, Executive Directive of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, said, "The goal of the program is to put dictionaries in the hands of every third-grader in America."
The funding of the project is possible through an educational endowment established by James and Ida Piker and Virginia Ginter through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. According to Brian Deacons, 9,500 dictionaries have been distributed in three counties since the project began.
This is the third year members of the Brazil Rotary Club have passed out dictionaries to Clay County students. Sam Glover, past president of the Brazil Rotary Club Member, commented, "It's a wonderful day that I enjoy immensely."