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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day Of Service In Denton Draws 250 To Honor King

DENTON - About 250 people participated Jan. 21 in the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Denton.

Schools were closed that day in observance of King's birthday, and the event was called "a day on, rather than a day off" for Caroline County students, who could earn service learning hours required for graduation.

The event was more than a service learning opportunity, however. A mock freedom march and a performance of King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech recalled the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s, on the same day President Barack Obama would be sworn into his second term in office.



Anonymous said...

Very inspiring, these are good folks.

Anonymous said...

Walk to a JOB.

Anonymous said...

It's comments like 11:32 that make the Eastern Shore what it truly is.

Anonymous said...

Really, what on earth is wrong with students doing good works on a school holiday rather than sitting around in front of a TV?

Anonymous said...

It's actually part of the required community service. That is of course you are home schooled and live in a bunker polishing your tooth.