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Appleton School District MLK Day of Service

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The MLK Community Day of Service will be on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at East High School, located at 2121 Emmers Drive, in Appleton. It is free and open to the public.

We hope to use this day as both a community-wide day of helping others, but also an opportunity to share the culture of Dr. King. This will include a community march, a free sampling of traditional soul foods, cultural presentations and exhibits, musical performances, and volunteering to support local nonprofit organizations.

Our community march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the main entrance off Emmers Street at Appleton East and will end in the auditorium. Our participants will be inspired by student dancers, steppers, and singers and will be encouraged to join in song. We will learn more about Dr. King through videos and presentations, including student projects that were submitted for the MLK essay contest.

Nonprofits, community agencies, and volunteer organizations will be set up in the East Commons ready to share their missions and offer opportunities to volunteer at a future date or just to learn more about how they help our community.

Traditional soul food sampling will be available courtesy of The Cozzy Corner and sponsored by Guardian Life! Be sure to try out samples of fried chicken, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, collard greens, peach cobbler, and caramel cake.

The History Museum in partnership with African Heritage, Inc.’s “A Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Valley”, a pop-up museum about local Black history from the 1700s to the 1990’s along with two of the Co-Curators, Dr. Sabrina Robins and Dr. Bola Delano, will be onsite to guide the tour and reflection interactive sessions.

The day culminates with an opportunity to serve others in our community. Buses will take volunteers around Appleton to engage in hands-on volunteering.Volunteers will choose from serving at available community organizations and nonprofits by choosing a bus, of they can choose a Mystery Mission. For those that prefer to stay onsite, we will also have service projects and activities available at Appleton East.

We can think of no better way to honor Dr. King than to come together, celebrate culture, and serve others.

Do you want to sign up to volunteer at a community nonprofit during the MLK Community Day of Service? https://bit.ly/MLKDAYFoxCities

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