Several Zachary Rotarians volunteered to read a children’s book to first- and second-graders at Rollins Place Elementary School on Nov. 2.
“Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure” is the story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business.
With the guidance of a mysterious voice, conveying the Rotary four-way test, he turns his venture into a wonderful success and makes friends along the way, according to a synopsis of the book.
The story was written and illustrated by Andrew J. Shoup, a children’s book author and illustrator, and is jointly published by the Rotary Club of Fairborn, Ohio, and TokoBooks.
The four-way test is used by Rotarians as a moral code for personal and business relationships and is applied to nearly every aspect of life:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The service organization conducts the annual read-along as part of its literacy initiative.