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Rotary Club donates to county schools

By Staff | Nov 18, 2013

As they have done for many years, the Shepherdstown and Charles Town Rotary clubs this fall teamed up to provide free dictionaries and thesauruses to students in Jefferson County schools.

The two clubs pay for the books, and club members volunteer their time to distribute them. They give dictionaries to all the third graders in the schools and thesauruses to all the fifth graders.

The Shepherdstown Club handles distributions to the schools in the northeastern half of the county: C.W. Shipley, North Jefferson, Shepherdstown, and T.A. Lowery elementary schools.

The Charles Town Club handles distribution to the remaining five schools: Blue Ridge, Driswood, Ranson and South Jefferson Elementary and Wright Denny Intermediate.

The accompanying photo shows students in Ms. Penwell’s third grade class at C.W. Shipley Elementary School on Oct. 29 displaying the dictionaries they received that day from members of the Shepherdstown Club.