In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service and community engagement, American Legion Post 25 is partnering with Keep Laurens County Beautiful (KLCB) and students from Presbyterian College (PC) for a community cleanup initiative in the Watts Mill area. This event, scheduled for January 15, aims to transform the MLK Day of Service into a meaningful day on, rather than a day off.
Date: January 15
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Eastside Baptist Church, 333 Conway Ave, Laurens, SC 29360
Volunteers interested in contributing to this community cleanup effort are encouraged to show up at Eastside Baptist Church at 9:00 am on MLK Day. The event provides an opportunity for individuals and families to engage in service, making a positive impact on the Watts Mill community.
Bags, grabbers, and gloves will be provided to all volunteers, ensuring a safe and effective cleanup. The collaborative effort between American Legion Post 25, KLCB, and PC students emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in fostering positive change.
Kevin Farnsworth, Commander of American Legion Post 25, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are honored to join hands with Keep Laurens County Beautiful and the dedicated students from Presbyterian College for this MLK Day of Service cleanup. Let’s make it a day on, not a day off, by working together to enhance the beauty and cleanliness of the Watts Mill community.”
As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, the Watts Mill community cleanup serves as a poignant reminder of the power of collective action. By bringing together the American Legion Post 25, Keep Laurens County Beautiful, and Presbyterian College students, this event exemplifies the positive change that can occur when communities unite for a common cause. Let’s make MLK Day 2023 a day of service, leaving a lasting impact on the Watts Mill community and honoring the enduring spirit of Dr. King.