Monday January 21 was the annual Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service!

Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads service and volunteering, with leading this effort. Each year, on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is observed as a “day on, not a day off.” MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” (Taken fromĀ nationalservice.gov)

Camp Fire participated with 2 events:

  1. 24 youth and adults spent the morning beautifying the campus of Dixieland Elementary School. The participants raked and bagged leaves, constructed a planter box, trimmed and cut out bushes, and cleared garbage and debris from around the campus.
  2. Camp Fire kids participated with a Valentine’s for Vets event by making valentine cards for our veterans. The kids were also able to hear a presentation from veteran and Camp Fire Board member, Alis Drumgo.

Click here to check out a gallery of both events!

We want to thank YSA, Disney, and The United Way for making it all possible!