Last fall the Potsdam Elks Lodge visited 10 local elementary schools to give dictionaries to their third graders. The schools and school districts include Canton Central School District, Colton-Pierrepont Central School District, Madrid-Waddington Central School District, Norwood-Norfolk Central School District, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District, Potsdam Central School District, Tupper Lake Central School District, Little River Community School, and St. Mary`s School. They received many expressions of thanks from the schools districts they visited and from the students as well.
One student wrote:
Dear Potsdam Elks Club,
I am so glad you gave my classmates and me a thick and great dictionary! I will use it for as long as I live! The dictionary you gave me is very important to me and all the other third graders! If I am writing something and I come to a word I cannot spell, I will just take out the marvelous dictionary that you gave to me! I will not forget that you spent all that time, energy, and money for me! Really what I meant in this letter is thank you.
Lawrence Avenue Elementary School