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Retirees adopt school

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August 18th, 2010

CATONSVILLE, Md. Charlestown residents recently adopted Riverview Elementary School ' for the 2010 2011 academic year. Led by the Charlestown Rotary Fellowship, the community held a collection drive in an effort to supply students with some of the tools needed to begin the school year. The effort brought in more than 400 children s books, allowing each student to have a Back to School book to call their own. Additionally, generous monetary donations went toward purchasing school supplies such as new backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and lunch packs for 30 students. The items were collected on August 13. Keeping up with the need to promote literacy locally and abroad, the Rotary Fellowship will hold its annual book collection on Friday, October 29, in the Cross Creek ' Station lobby at Charlestown from 9 a.m. until noon. Residents are asked to hold on to adult and children s books, textbooks, and reference books so they can donate them on collection day. Charlestown residents are also encouraged to attend the Rotary Fellowship meetings, held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Brookside building's classroom. You need not be a Rotarian to attend. The next meeting with be September 13, and the topic of discussion will be future projects.