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Mars Hill College Plans MLK Day of Service on Saturday
The fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service at Mars Hill College will be held January 28, 2012. Last year, over 100 students, staff, faculty, and residents of Madison County turned out to work hand in hand with each other to keep Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream alive.
The Day of Service will start off at 12:15 at Broyhill Chapel with an appearance by the Hillcrest Highsteppers majorette and drum corps and Elder John R. Hayes, former president of Asheville’s NAACP chapter. Volunteers will work until 4:30 on Saturday. A reflection ceremony will conclude the day’s festivities with cake and discussion about the hard work accomplished. Among the volunteer work sites are the Town of Marshall, United Methodist Preschool, and Beech Glen Community Center
Organizers of the MLK Day of Service say it is a perfect way for members of the Mars Hill community to be proud of where they came from. According to Caroline Twiggs, field coordinator in the college’s LifeWorks service-learning office, “As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘everyone can be great because everyone can serve.’ Everyone has a talent that they can use to better their community. It is figuring out what that talent is and how to use it. The Day of Service at Mars Hill College is an opportunity for the students to explore that talent, so they can figure out where they fit into the community, what they can do to be civically engaged, and to continue the dream that Martin Luther King, Jr., had—his dream being, the dream of alleviating poverty, the dream of tolerance, the dream overcoming racism, and the dream of unity.”