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Vergennes Lions Club gives dictionaries to school kids

VERGENNES/ADDISON — Members of the Vergennes Lions Club last month handed out dictionaries to the 30 third-graders at Vergennes Union Elementary School and to the 17 combined second- and third-graders at the Addison Central School.
This program has been going on for a number of years in Ferrisburgh with the donors there being the local Grange. When Brandon-Forestdale Lion Mary Shields switched from Ferrisburgh to Vergennes this year, she suggested the Vergennes Lions might want to give the other children in the Addison Northwest School District the same opportunity. Her club has been doing this for a number of years in the Brandon area, and teachers there say the dictionaries help the students in their learning.
The Lions Club members who handed out the dictionaries, with the individual students’ names in them, said it was one of the most enjoyable things they have done. The Lions talked about what their organization does locally, statewide and around the world through it’s 1.4 million members.
The students were very attentive, asked good questions, and many commented on what their own families do to help others.

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