O&R, South Orangetown Rotary Share the Power of Words with Cottage Lane Third Graders

The South Orangetown Rotary Club and O&R presented dictionaries to over 200 third graders at the Cottage Lane Elementary School today.

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.

 

O&R's Corporate Affairs Director Tom Brizzolara, a member of the South Orangetown Rotary, said, "Words are the keys to everyday life, knowledge and success. Those keys can help open up the whole world for these students."

 

He added, "Mark Twain once said that, 'The difference between the right word and almost the right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.’ These dictionaries are packed with all the words. It will be one of your lives' great pleasures to find just the right ones."

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