Murfreesboro Rotary’s Literacy Project enters its tenth year

Published 10:32 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MURFREESBORO – This is the tenth year that the Murfreesboro Rotary Club has received the generous gift of a district grant from Rotary District 7720, and Rotarians worked the pancake supper and Watermelon Festival dinner to give all Hertford County third grade school children resource materials to increase vocabulary and aid in the development of literacy.

Schools included were Riverview Elementary School, Bearfield Primary School, Ahoskie Christian School, New Vision Christian Academy, and Ridgecroft School.

Charlotte and Wilbur inspire another generation of children.

Over the years, approximately 2,800 families have been inspired by this service project.

The Murfreesboro Club received input from area elementary school educators and administrators as well as from those within the club to find the best book to share. The classic novel Charlotte’s Web was chosen, and now every third grade student in Hertford County has a copy of this treasured book.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. The organization connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

If you would like to experience Rotary first-hand, please join them for a Murfreesboro Rotary Club meeting at John’s Seafood, Main Street, Murfreesboro at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month or visit their website at for additional information.