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Valdese Rotary donates books

posted Aug 24, 2016, 2:26 PM by Cheryl Shuffler   [ updated Aug 24, 2016, 2:28 PM ]

Members of the Rotary Club of Valdese visited Valdese Elementary School in July as students in the Summer Reading Program picked out books to take home to add to their personal libraries. The books were purchased with a $500 donation from the Valdese Rotarians. Club members Kevin Frederick and Meredith Bleynat were on hand to witness the smiles on the children’s faces and receive hugs and words of appreciation as the students selected their books. Each student received three books. Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Larry Putnam said, “As a fellow Rotarian, I appreciate the Valdese Rotary members’ service above self and their willingness to give books to our students and help instill in them a love for reading.”