Getting the word(s) out — Elks distribute dictionaries throughout the county

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The youngsters in the third-grade class of Debra Casey at Holy Name School in Escanaba are all smiles as they show off their brand new Webster dictionaries they received from the Escanaba Elks Lodge 354. This is the second consecutive year that the Elks have distributed dictionaries to third-grade students in each elementary school in Delta County. On hand for the presentation are: standing in back from left, Bill LaMarch, coordinator of the Dictionary Program; Holy Name Principal Joseph Carlson; and Elks members, George Peterson, Dave Wilson, and Ray Gardner; and Elks Auxiliary member Jan LaMarch.