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On the Town: Elks’ tradition puts knowledge at third-graders’ fingertips

On the Town: Elks’ tradition puts knowledge at third-graders’ fingertips

The Glendale Elks Club is in the midst of distributing dictionaries to third-graders following the group’s annual fundraising gala held at the lodge.

“Thanks for Giving” was the theme, with more than 125 guests treated to a dinner of roasted turkey and all the fixings, said George McCullough, dictionary committee chair. Dancing followed with music provided by disc jockey John Carro.

This is the 12th year of the project, in which 2,500 dictionaries are personally presented by committee members to third-grade students in all Glendale schools including public, private and parochial.

The dictionaries cost $3 each, so the total needed to...

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