Contra Costa County dictionary projects

 WEST COUNTY NOTES: Members of Richmond Elks Lodge No. 1251 distributed dictionaries to third-grade students at Cesar Chavez, Coronado and Grant elementary schools in Richmond last week. The third annual distribution again was funded by a $500 Gratitude Grant to the lodge from the Elks National Foundation.

The Rotary Club of El Cerrito, meanwhile, has given copies of Webster`s Dictionary for Students to third-graders at Prospect Sierra, St. Jerome, St. John, Tehiyah Day and Windrush schools in El Cerrito. Books for both distributions were supplied at wholesale by The Dictionary Project, a national nonprofit organization.