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O&R, South Orangetown Rotary Share the Power of Words; Donate Dictionaries to Over 200 Cottage Lane 3rd Graders

The South Orangetown Rotary Club and Orange & Rockland (O&R) presented dictionaries to over 200 third graders at the Cottage Lane Elementary School last week (April 20).

The presentation was part of the Rotary’s ongoing effort to support educational projects in the community. O&R donated $400 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 Regional and Community Affairs Manager Trish Austin said, “Words are the keys to everyday life, happiness, and success. Those keys can help open up the whole new world for these students.”

She added, “Mark Twain once said, ’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.”

About Orange & Rockland

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.