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Rotary Club of Hillsborough continues tradition of giving

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Students at the Hillsborough Triangle Elementary School show off their new dictionaries, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. Rotary members are in the background. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Hillsborough Township Committeeman Greg Burchette, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, unloads dictionaries from his SUV at the Triangle School. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The dictionaries are stacked up in the library at the Triangle Elementary School, ready for distribution. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Hillsborough Police Chief Darren Powell, a member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, hands out dictionaries to students at the Triangle Elementary School. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Rotary Club of Hillsborough member Josh Riding hands out free dictionaries to the students at the Triangle Elementary School. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough in the library at the Triangle Elementary School prepare to distribute the dictionaries. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - The word of the day was "charity" for Hillsborough 3rd-graders who received free dictionaries from members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.

The club began its distribution Thursday and will continue on Friday, during which a total of 750 dictionaries will be handed out to all six schools. This tradition by the Rotary Club began almost 20 years ago. 

The children at the Triangle School on Thursday were asked to find the definition of words like "charity" and "volunteer" to help them understand Rotary's mission, which is "Service Above Self."

The dictionary give-away is one of many community events and charitable contributions organized by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, best known for the annual Rotary Fair held each August. All monies raised at the fair, and other events sponsored by the Rotary, are re-invested in the community with gifts to charities, non-profits, schools, student projects, youth organizations and families in need.

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