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On January 20, University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street held a public day of service to uphold the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be multiple activities taking place at the church starting at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary. These events will follow the Chapel Hill- Carrboro NCAACP events, also on Franklin.

Erika Lusk, a Carrboro High School parent who has been a key part of the organizing these service events said, “These activities are an opportunity to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. with our actions.”

At the church event, volunteers of all ages made blankets for children at UNC Hospital, assemble blessing bags for homeless people in our community, bake dog biscuits for the animal shelter and pack jars of soup as a ZOE Empowers fundraiser. Along with these service projects, students could write notes for those needing love and support, and hand out hot chocolate on Franklin Street.

“Together we can make January 20th more than just a day off of school and work,” said Lusk. 

Coming together and working as a community not only benefits others, but also brings those serving closer.

For students wanting service hours, they were available by signing in when you get to the event. For questions about service hours, email Ms. Baker at For more information on the event, go to:


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