The Pell City Elks Lodge 2818 continues to help area students by giving third graders dictionaries.
Steve Lynch is in his fourth year as dictionary chairman with the Elks Lodge.
“We distribute about 1,200 dictionaries to these students each year,” Lynch said.
Recently, the Elks Lodge visited Ashville Elementary School and Ragland School the same day.
Stephen Ramsey has been with the Elks Lodge for six years. He said he enjoys taking these dictionaries to all the students.
“It brings me pleasure to see the look on their faces when they realize they are getting something they get to take home with them,” Ramsey said.
Ashville Elementary School principal Tammy Coefield said she is appreciative of the Elks Lodge.
“I appreciate the time they take to come out and make a donation like this to our school and students,” Coefield said. “We know the children will certainly put these dictionaries to good use.”
St. Clair County Schools board member Marie Manning was on hand at Ashville and Ragland the day the dictionaries were handed out.
“The Elks of Pell City have been very proactive in providing to children, seniors, and veterans in the community materials and resources that they might otherwise not have,” Manning said. “Third-grade students in every school throughout the area are receiving these new dictionaries.
“This is something that thrills the kids. I’m very excited about it, and very excited to participate.”