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Lions Club Donates Dictionaries To Schools

Addison Elementary Second and Third Graders.
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Addison Elementary Second and Third Graders.
Vergennes Elementary School Second and Third Graders
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Vergennes Elementary School Second and Third Graders

Tuesday March 6, 2018

On Thursday, February 1, members of the Vergennes Lions Club handed out dictionaries to the 30 third graders at Vergennes Union Elementary School and to the 17 combined second and third graders at the Addison School.  This program has been going on for a number of years in Ferrisburgh with the donors there being the local Grange.  When Brandon-Forestdale Lion Mary Shields switched from Ferrisburgh to Vergennes this year, she suggested the Vergennes Lions might want to give the other children in the Addison Northwest District the same opportunity.  Her club has been doing this for a number of years in the Brandon area, and teachers there say the dictionaries help the students in their learning.
    The Lions Club members who handed out the dictionaries, with the individual students names in them, said it was one of the most enjoyable things they have done.  The Lions talked about what their organization does locally, statewide and around the world through it’s 1.4 million members.  The students were very attentive, asked good questions, and many commented on what their own family does to help others.


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