2014-01-22 / Front Page

A Day to Give Back

Burke County residents celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to the community. At left, students of all ages joined the MLK Commemorative March and Parade Saturday and, on Monday, learned about the life and times of the slain Civil Rights leader at the annual Freedom School program. Rather than taking the day off, members of Citizens of Georgia Power – Plant Vogtle Chapter, along with their spouses and children, participated in “A Day of Service” by teaming up with the Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment

Committee to beautify the grounds in the neighborhood. Members of the Waynesboro Chapter spent the day cleaning at Wimberly House Ministries. At right, Vogtle employee Cedric Logan supervises youth doing yard work at Magnolia Acres. “This project wasn’t just about us coming out to do landscaping,” Citizens of Georgia Power member Katrina Bivins said. “We chose this because it gives us an opportunity to mentor these kids while doing the work.”

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