A number of ways to celebrate a Day of Service on Monday’s MLK Day

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – There will be several opportunities in the community for people to celebrate a Day of Service on Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Because it’s a federal holiday, public schools, public libraries, banks, post offices and government offices will be closed, giving people the time to honor King through service.

Below are some of those opportunities available:

Centenary College

Annual MLK Service Day

8:15 – 9 a.m. Registration, Smith Building

9:00 am • Service Event in the Fit

Register via Engage

Projects include:

  • Writing advocacy letters to local, state, and national officials; Compiling Dream Week notes for local senior citizens residing in nursing facilities (180 spots available) – participants will be provided pens, paper, envelopes and blank cards. If other materials are desired like art supplies, we ask that you provide these materials.
  • Centenary Community Garden (20 spots available) – For this opportunity, please wear warm clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.
  • Participants must serve from beginning to end of the project to receive a Dream Week t-shirt. T-shirts and light snacks will be provided to participants.

Note: ALL participants will be required to wear masks.

Praise Temple

4725 Greenwood Road

Praise Temple Day of Service

Noon – 2 p.m.

  • Boxes of non-perishable food items will be given to the community. People are asked to stay in their vehicles, drive through and “grab and go”.

TEXARKANA

  • The Greater Texarkana Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program, but it will be virtual. Click link for details:

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