FARMINGTON — Farmington Grange No. 12 presented new dictionaries to every student in the five third-grade classes at Cascade Brook School on Jan. 25.

This is the 12th year that the Grange has donated dictionaries to School Administrative District 9 students.

For several years, the Grangers traveled to the three schools in the district to donate the dictionaries to all the SAD 9 third-graders. Other Granges in the area have donated to the schools — Wilson Grange No. 321 donated to students at Wilton Academy, and Millstream Grange No. 574 of Vienna donated to Cape Cod Hill School.

Marion and Stephen Scharoun and Jo Josephson represented the Grange this year in the presentation, which is in conjunction with “The Dictionary Project.” This national nonprofit supplies the books at a modest price with the goal that all third-graders in the country should own their own dictionaries to become better readers and writers.

The Grangers spent some time with the excited students exploring the encyclopedic sections of the book and asking them to look up the word “perseverance,” an important word in the Grange. The books become the property of each student, and their names will be written in them and will be with the students as they move through school.

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