Wayne County Community Foundation Celebrates “Dictionary Day” at the Damascus School.

Shown L. to R. Patricia Mohn, WCCF Board Member and Lucas Fritz.

The Wayne County Community Foundation has a
longstanding dedication to the education of students in Wayne County; and
the Foundation’s Dictionary Project places that interest directly into the
hands of its young people.  In addition to monetary donations to area
schools in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Foundation has over the
past eleven years gifted 4,200 dictionaries to students in the third grade.
Though technology has infused itself into many aspects of learning, there
still remains no viable substitute for pages filled with words and their
meanings–pages where the mind’s eye can search and wander and discover.
These vibrant and delightfully illustrated dictionaries, published by
Scholastic Books, may be a young student’s very first resource for a
lifetime of learning.  As the children, teachers and parents have reported;
these dictionaries offer a usable resource for understanding the English
language and motivating young people to expand their vocabulary.

The Foundation sincerely thanks those who have supported this program in the
past and invites anyone wishing to become a sponsor for the Third Grade
Dictionary Project to contact the Wayne County Community Foundation at 214
Ninth Street, Honesdale, Pa 18431 or phone 570-499-4299 or email
wccf@ptd.net or look for the Wayne County Community Foundation on the web at
www.waynefoundation,org.  If it is wished, for every $10 donated a
dictionary may be dedicated from the sponsor and/or to a special recipient
in a beautifully hand inscribed bookplate.