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On the national holiday reserved to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., several local organizations, residents and supporters of Trenton will gather for a non-traditional day of service.

On Monday January 19th from 9am-2pm, Trenton Going Global, CARETRENTON, Bethany House of Hospitality the Center for Faith Justice and Trenton 365 will be partnering for this one day/rain or shine event at Columbus Park located on Hamilton Ave in the Chambersburg section of Trenton to cleanup the park and surrounding areas of litter and light debris.

At this gathering , several attendees will read passages of the historic “I have a dream” speech by the slain civil rights leader. In addition, spoken word artists will have the chance to perform original works in the context of Dr. King’s work and literature will be distributed to the community regarding social programs and services.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to participate, please dress appropriately including proper footwear and gloves.

Donations of supplies and water are welcome. Non-perishable food will be collected and donated to the Crisis Ministry of Mercer County.

This event will be documented via video and photograph to be shared through various networks to encourage non-traditional efforts to honor the work of Dr. King.

For more information, please contact Jacque Howard at Trenton 365.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with mild germaphobia, excessive self-reflection, enthusiastic television viewing, and misguided adventures in random hobbies.

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