Annual tradition continues
The Bayneville Grange #1810 has been donating and distributing dictionaries to local third grade students for the past four years. They visited all of the third grade classes in the Augusta public schools and St. James Catholic School.
The Grange is a fraternal organization in the U.S. that promotes the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture. The organization is the oldest American agricultural advocacy group with a national scope.
The local group purchases the dictionaries through The Dictionary Project, a non-profit charitable organization which provides dictionaries to students to keep to use as their own personal reference books.
“This is a good tool to have. It’s actually more of a reference book and is a wealth of information,” Grange #1810 member Mike Farmer told the Ewalt Elementary third grade students of Brenda McCoskey, Ashley Long, and Jason Puckett.
Belinda Larsen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org