Approximately 95 volunteers came to St. James School today to partake in a national day of service. Honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., this 2nd annual event at the school began with a prayer service in the Church of St. James the Less and a time of reflection while the words of Dr. King were played and guests were welcomed to see a timeline of events that made up the Civil Rights Movement.
Volunteers organized themselves into groups and got straight to work. Some of the service activities included: neighborhood trash pickup, cemetery lot cleanup, cleaning inside the church, school library setup and painting inside the community house.
Volunteers enjoyed a hearty lunch, all crowded into the dining room. Afterward, folks continued on their activities, and a small group headed for nearby SHARE, a food service program.
Overall, the day was a great success. Many thanks to all who attended and worked hard on this day!