Elks give third graders dictionaries

The Moreno Valley Elks Lodge No. 2697 has distributed 1,175 dictionaries to Moreno Valley Unified School District third graders this year.

Since February, lodge members have visited nine elementary schools to give students dictionaries. The dictionary project is one of many that Elks lodges worldwide conduct. Lodges hold fundraisers to buy dictionaries.

The Moreno Valley Elks Lodge plans to buy more dictionaries to distribute at additional schools during the 2012-13 school year.

Information: email jimmiespezia@verizon.net or visit Elks.org/dictionaryproject.