Each year the Rotary Club gives a dictionary to third graders all over the country. Larry Cox, president elect of the Rotary Club of Lehi, was at Fox Hollow Elementary last Thursday, December 1, to present the children with their very own dictionary.
“I still feel like there’s great value in a dictionary the kids can turn the pages in and look words up alphabetically,” said Cox. The dictionaries were paid for by the Bank of American Fork and they will be distributed by members of the Lehi Rotary Club to each grade school over the next few weeks. Education is one of the primary areas of focus for Rotary, a more than 100 year old international organization made up of businessmen and women who want to make a positive difference in the world and especially in their communities. Another primary focus for Rotary is eradicating polio worldwide. There is no cure for polio, but there is a safe and effective vaccine. Rotary and its partners have immunized over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
During Cox’s brief explanation to the third graders at Fox Hollow, he mentioned that it’s important that we serve each other in our community and school. A common motto in Rotary is “service above self.” Cox told the children about Rotary Club’s efforts to provide clean water worldwide, something children in Lehi don’t even have to think about.
The third grade students at Fox Hollow were respectful and eager to dive into their new dictionaries.