Rotary Donates Books, Supplies to Schools

The Rotary Club of St. John delivered bags filled with school supplies and dictionaries, including markers, crayons, notebooks and glue sticks to Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School First Graders pictured with their teacher Ms. Bauman and Rotary Club member William Willigerod, chairman of Vocational Services Committee. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Eliza Magro

 

St. John Rotary member Kathy Hurley distributes donated books and school supplies to students at Gifft Hill School on Thursday morning, September 13. This year, Rotary will donate dictionaries to third graders and school supplies to first and second graders. First graders will also receive a copy of the book, “The Night Before First Grade” and second graders will receive a copy of the book, “The Best Seat in Second Grade.”

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Lio’Ess Bruce holds up her gift with a smile.

Students at Guy H Benjamin Elementary School, Julius E. Sprauve School and the St. John Christian Academy will also receive the books and supplies. This is the third year St. John Rotary has made the donation to local schools.

“Literacy and literacy programs are very important aspects of Rotary,” said Rotary member Geri Kotas. “It’s a very important focus point for us.”

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Kathy Hurley disrtibutes the gifts at Gifft Hill School.

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The children happily say “thank you” for the gift.

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Third and fourth graders received dictionaries. The first word that one student suggested looking-up was PEACE!