The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community Busy Bees, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, recently visited Karen Wilder’s third-grade class at Mater Dolorosa Elementary School in Independence and presented the 2015 edition of the Dictionary Project dictionary.
Since 1995, 19 million free dictionaries have been given to third-graders in the United States. The program began in Charleston, South Carolina, by Mary French in 1995 as a way for each child to have his or her own personal reference book for school and home use.
Anyone interested in providing dictionaries to schools in Tangipahoa Parish can call (985) 748-9381.
For more information about the Dictionary Project, visit dictionaryproject.org.