Rotary members, CCEDC present dictionaries to third-graders

LA JARA—On Nov. 16, the Conejos County Rotary Club and Costilla County Economic Development Corporation delivered dictionaries to third grade students in Conejos and Costilla counties.

“The [Rotary] club is an enthusiastic supporter of promoting literacy projects and with the economic development corporation joining us, we send a message about cooperation and the important role of service clubs in our community,” said Julie Gomez-Nuanes, club member.

The dictionaries are child-friendly, with more than 32,000 entries, parts of speech, punctuation and pronunciation and dictionary guides. “We go into each third grade classrooms and hand out a dictionary to each student and once they sign their name in their book, we give them a word to look up.”

“The students and teachers appreciate the dictionaries.” said Jason Coombs, club member. The club would like to thank all who donated to this project. For more information, contact Conejos County Rotary Club at P.O. Box 145 La Jara, CO 81140.                                  

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