Event raises money for the Dictionary Project, which seeks to provide a dictionary to every student in the United States and help them to improve their communication skills and make the most of their education.

The following was provided by Susan Royce of the Rotary Club of Mill Valley.

Wheeled zucchinis raced for the second time at the Rotary Club of Mill Valley’s 2nd Annual Zucchini Race on August 17. The event, held at the Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, was a benefit for the Dictionary Project, through which the Rotary Club of Mill Valley provides a dictionary to every third grader. Scores of people showed up for racing and fun. Although there were a few catastrophic crashes that ended in variations of ratatouille, we had many winners in various categories.

The Rotary Club of Mill Valley is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.3 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community, workplace and throughout the world.  Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, literacy and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals.  
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self. For more information about the rich history of the Mill Valley Rotary Club, visit its website.

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