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MLK Day of Service in Trenton Today

martin luther king dayIf you are still looking for a day of service activity in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you can head over to Columbus Park and help clean up the park between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Yes, it’s a little chilly out, but at least it is not raining today, and we hear the organizers are serving hot chocolate.

Several groups are partnering for the clean up day, including Trenton 365, the Bethany House of Hospitality, Trenton Going Global, CARETRENTON,  and the Center for Faith Justice.

Several participants will read passages of the historic “I have a dream” speech, and spoken word artists will have a chance to perform original works. Some of King’s work and literature will be distributed to the community.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Don’t forget to bundle up and wear proper footwear and gloves.

Donations of supplies and water are welcome. Non-perishable food will be collected and donated to the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County.

The park is located at on Hamilton avenue in the Chambersburg section of Trenton.

Other activities today:

Friendship Baptist Church Worship Service – Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. at 9 a.m. 111 Perry St.

Youth Activities Day – The Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum, located at 999 Lower Ferry Road in the Ewing Senior and Community Center, will host guest speakers and youth activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

Mercer County Community College Tribute –  Join the Trenton campus of Mercer County Community College for the annual tribute to King. The event’s theme is “Passing the Torch – Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Looking Towards the Future.” The program features MCCC’s Youth College students, who will read poems and essays and perform inspirational music. This year’s event is a special tribute to the Civil Rights Movement of Selma, Ala., in honor of its 50th anniversary in March.2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Kerney Hall, 102 N. Broad St.  Free.

Written by
Krystal Knapp

Krystal has been a journalist in the Trenton area since 1999. A graduate of Smith College and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is from Detroit. She likes baseball, cats, jazz, ukulele, typewriters, chai, and good coffee. Follow her @planettrenton.

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Written by Krystal Knapp