Words to live by

Photos by David Warren

If books and language are keys to a child’s future, the Kiwanis Club of Southgate gave the gift of knowledge to local students. More than 800 dictionaries and thesauruses were presented this month to seventh-graders at Gerisch Middle School (below), St. Pius and Christ the King; and to third-grade students from Allen, Fordline, Chorman, Grogan, Northpoint, Shelters (above), St. Pius and Christ the King. Other seasonal service projects include the Club’s adoption of a local family, support to local food pantries during the holidays and time spent ringing Salvation Army bells around town.