(BEDFORD) - The Bedford Lions Club presented 412 new dictionaries to students in Lawrence County schools.
This is the sixth consecutive year for the Lions to participate in the Dictionary Project, according to Ken Brumbaugh, who is chairman of the program. So far more than 2,500 dictionaries have been presented to students.
The paperback books were given to third-graders in North Lawrence Community Schools, as well as St. Vincent de Paul School and Stone City Christian Academy.
The Lions Club is using this project to assist students in improving their reading ability and comprehension.
Distribution of the books to each school was as follows: Dollens - 37; Fayetteville - 31; Heltonville - 19; Lincoln - 45; Needmore - 44; Parkview - 77; Shawswick - 61; Springville - 37; Stalker - 34; St. Vincent - 19; Stone City Christian Academy - 8.
Bedford Lions Club members who assisted Brumbaugh in delivering the dictionaries included Jon Heichelbech, Phil Mitchell, Gary Ochs, Bob Bottorff, Butch Fish, Clair Roub, Mike Anderson, Jim Fisher, David George, Don Turpen and Newell Clifton.
The Bedford Lions Club is one of several organizations that have adopted the Dictionary Project in at least 17 states, including Indiana.
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