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January 18, 2013

Community to serve with a purpose Monday

MILLEDGEVILLE — Civil rights advocate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and vision of a beloved community will be honored throughout Milledgeville-Baldwin County on Monday’s Day of Service as families, friends and coworkers across the nation are empowered to bridge barriers.

“For 2013 we’re creating new opportunities for the campus and local community to connect and learn about Dr. King’s passion to unite people of all colors,” said Emmanuel Little, chair of this year’s MLK planning committee. “Bridging the Gap is this year’s theme. We are not only bridging the gap between Georgia College and the community but also the older and younger generations.”

Georgia Military College held a special ceremony Friday in the Goldstein Center for Performing Arts at which guest speaker Joycelynn Nelson spoke to students on the topic of memories versus dreams.

“What are your dreams? The fate of the world moving forward lies within them. Keep your memories close to you,” said Nelson while citing Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat.”

GMC Prep School students in the Student Government Association are also doing their part in serving the community Saturday cleaning up the grounds and areas of the river at the Oconee River Greenway.

Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County (CISMBC) and the Communities In Schools AmeriCorps Tutor Program is partnering with Georgia Power Company and Georgia College students to kick off the Day of Service by completing school beautification projects at Eagle Ridge Elementary School. From 9 a.m. to noon Monday, volunteers who want to help plant, rake, trim shrubs, pick-up trash and paint must dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring a pair of gloves. CISMBC will provide snacks and drinks.

At noon Georgia College and the community will march from Huley Park to Flagg Chapel Baptist Church.

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