West Branch Ruritans Continue Tradition of Purchasing Books for Classrooms
A fresh stash of reading material was recently delivered to West Branch’s third-grade classrooms, a donation tradition that local Ruritans began more than 20 years ago.
West Branch Area Ladies Ruritan member Bev Yaggi explains that the project began with dictionaries for each third-grade student more than two decades ago. As technology evolved and dictionary resources became digitized and easily accessible for students from their devices, the project also evolved. The Ruritans consulted the teachers for a better use of the funds, donating books from the teachers’ wish lists to be shared across the West Branch third-grade classrooms each year.
Yaggi and fellow Ruritan member Marybell Metzgar brought the haul of twenty five new titles to the third-graders. The books were purchased through funds donated by the following Ruritan Clubs: Beloit Ruritans, Damascus Ruritans, Goshen Ruritans, Knox Ruritans, and West Branch Area Ladies Ruritans.
The students are excited about the new reads for their classrooms, and put their writing skills into practice by writing thank you notes to express their gratitude to the Ruritans.