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Posted on: March 6, 2018


The community wide MLK, Jr. Service Day Cleanup Project has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to some cleanup at Oak Grove Cemetery, several activities will take place to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings.

Community members are invited to participate in the annual “Day On” community project, in honor of the Martin Luther, King Jr., at the historic Oak Grove Cemetery located off of Hwy 441S on Hwy. 107, which is also known as the Broxton-West Green road.  Traveling from West Green, turn onto the Broxton-West Green road which is Hwy. 107.  Some volunteers may help with light cleanup in the cemetery such as raking, picking up trash and assist documentation of gravesites. Volunteers are asked to dress appropriately (gloves, hat, boots, etc).  Volunteers may bring tools such as rakes, small tools, and other light yard work tools.  Unlike previous cleanup days, this will be more of a remembrance and tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work for civil rights equality.

“We would like to encourage our community and citizens to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on this date and come together and lend a hand for a worthwhile community project,” says City Manager Terrell Jacobs.

Volunteers should meet at the American Legion Post 515, located at 1510 McLean Street on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30am for a full breakfast prior to traveling to the cemetery site.  Volunteers participating in the complimentary breakfast, should contact Post 515 Commander Jerome Loving at 912-592-6413. 

At approximately 9:00a.m., volunteers and community members will convoy to the Oak Grove Cemetery.  Tentative plans are for participants to “March to Oak Grove” where there will be a short program based on the MLK, Jr. Day 2018 theme, “King: His Voice, Teachings, and Love of Humanity.”  Following the program, there will be a short scavenger hunt throughout the cemetery.

The Community “Day On” projects led by Henry Milhollin (Douglas Cemetery Attendant), Terrell Jacobs (City Manager), American Legion Post 515, CHS NJROTC, and other volunteers have helped to clean up and document graves in six Coffee County cemeteries.  Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Douglas Cemetery Attendant Henry Milhollin, at 912-393-4796 or Post 515 Commander Jerome Loving, at 912-592-6413.

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