A Day of Service for MLK Day
While others worked indoors on our new library project at the Julia de Burgos Elementary School, 25 volunteers spent their Martin Luther King Day working outside with us at Historic Fair Hill burial ground. Undeterred by the 20 degree cold, they shoveled a huge pile of leaf mulch to the gardens directed by garden manager Bri Barton. Baird Brown and Allen Baker took down the Christmas stars that have lighted the dark night on Germantown Ave for 5 weeks. After clean up, we gathered around the fire, drank hot chocolate, and read aloud from the letters and sermons of Dr. King. Dwayne Grannum led us in song and then a time of silence and sharing our own hopes for justice and peace. Carolyn Singleton observed that she was moved by the equal participation, the personal sharing in this ceremony to honor Dr. King.