By the Book: Rotary Club, O&R Donate Dictionaries to School

The South Orangetown Rotary Club and Orange and Rockland Utilities have presented dictionaries to nearly 300 third graders at the Tappan Zee Elementary School. The presentation was part of the Rotary’s ongoing effort to support educational projects in the community. O&R donated $450 to help make the project a success. “Every third grader in the district gets his or her own dictionary as part of the South Orangetown Rotary Club’s Literacy Project,” said the club’s Dictionary Project Coordinator Bruce Woolley. He added, “This is the eighth year we have distributed dictionaries here, and we are pleased to partner with O&R on this project.” O&R’s Public Affairs Director Tom Brizzolara, a member of the South Orangetown Rotary, said, “We hope that these books will help impart a strong sense of, and appreciation for, words: their meaning, their importance and their power. Words are the keys to everyday life, knowledge and success. Those keys can help open up the whole world for these students.”