For the third consecutive year, the Sandusky County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association is partnering with The Dictionary Project to provide personal dictionaries to fourth-graders throughout Sandusky County.
More than 1,000 dictionaries were distributed in Bellevue, Clyde-Green Springs, Fremont, Gibsonburg, Lakota, and Woodmore schools. Students also received dictionaries at Bellevue Immaculate Conception, Clyde St. Mary`s, Fremont`s Sacred Heart, St. Ann, St. Joseph and Temple Christian Academy, and Solomon Lutheran in Woodville.
The teachers group expanded the program this year by buying a thesauruses for each sixth grade classroom in the county. The books were delivered in late October.
This list of who donated to the program can also be found on the inside cover of each dictionary: Clyde Kiwanis Club; Bellevue Kiwanis Club; First Church of God, Risingsun; June and Richard Knepper; Lakota Young Farmers; Unique Fabrications Inc.; Sue and Ken Badertscher; Barndt Funeral Home; Bradner American Legion Post 338; Jim and Sophia Draeger; Myra Gebhart; Lindsey Lions Club; Fremont Federation of Women; Gibsonburg American Legion Auxiliary; Rebecca Heimlich, in memory of Mae Belle W. Tornow; Kansas UMC; Barb and Greg Lehman; On The Mark Enterprises Ltd.; and Soroptimist International of Fremont.