Dictionary Project gets word out to students

 Every year the Cheraw Rotary Club provides a personalized dictionary to every third grade student within the Chesterfield County School District during the month of October as part of a nationwide project called The Dictionary Project.

‘Getting a child to read often and to use a dictionary as early as possible will lay the foundation or the rest of his or her educational years ahead,’ said Rotarian Catherine Thompson.

In conjunction with International Literacy Day, which was on Sept. 8, the Dictionary Project is only one of many projects sponsored by Cheraw Rotary, which is involved in numerous services to help individuals and organizations, both locally and internationally.

Todd Butler, chairperson for the Rotary Club said, ‘The dictionaries are on their way and will soon be here so we can distribute them to every third grade student in Chesterfield County.’