Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Donates Dictionaries

 
Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Donates Dictionaries
to 2,500 PSD Third Graders
Dictionaries Purchased with Proceeds from 12th Annual Peach Sale

Fort Collins, CO – October 20, 2015

Throughout October members of Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club are handing out colorful keepsake dictionaries to 2,500 third graders in the Poudre School District, including students in public, charter, private, mountain and home schools. Each year the Rotary Club selects a celebration school for the dictionary giveaway. This year’s celebration school is Bennett Elementary where PSD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser will help distribute dictionaries at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27th.

 
For the 12th year in a row, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotarians were able to donate the dictionaries using proceeds from selling peaches during this past summer and at the Rotary Peach Festival on August 22nd at Hughes Stadium. Over 2,300 boxes of delicious Palisade peaches were sold and many community members made additional donations toward purchase of dictionaries. Including this year’s distribution, over 20,000 dictionaries have been given to third graders in PSD over the past 12 years.

Additional support of the Rotary Peach Sale was provided by DIAMOND Sponsor The Coloradoan; GOLD Sponsors Don and May Wilkins Charitable Trust, Overland Sertoma Club, TRI 102.5 and Learning Express; SILVER Sponsors Home State Bank, Lee Varra-Nelson and Andrew Hensen - TechSmart Solutions; and the following BRONZE Sponsors: Rotarians Ann and Mike Griffith, Carrie Holmes, REALTOR®, Harlan Mekelburg, Jay Feavel – Dominos Pizza, Mary Catherine Limbird, Lisa Spangler and Paul and Diane Knight.

Thanks to all Rotary Club members for setting records on peach sales and dictionaries distributed!