A dedicated group of students at Lucketts Elementary has created a small project that could have a big impact.
The 17-member Rudy Jr. Club, an offshoot of the Lucketts Ruritan Club, unveiled its Little Library on Tuesday, Mar. 15. The wooden-framed library box allows students to take and deposit books, free of charge. The Little Library has children's and adult shelves stocked with books the Rudy Jr. Club collected.
It was built and painted during the course of three months with the help of parents Jay Frankenfield and David Petruzzi.
The Rudy Jr. Club is one of only two such Ruritan-affiliated clubs in Virginia and has grown from only six members last year. It has undertaken service projects such as making blankets for cats and dogs, creating book marks and collecting shoes for people in the Dominican Republic and Soles4Souls.
By undertaking such charitable endeavors, Rudy Jr. Club members can begin logging volunteer hours that will follow them through their school career into college.