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Transylvania hosting service events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Monday, January 18

LEXINGTON, Ky.—On Monday, January 18, Transylvania students, faculty and staff will celebrate the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a Day of Service by joining members of the Lexington community to perform service projects. Seven of the 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service activities in Lexington are taking place at Transylvania. They include a blood drive, writing letters of thanks for troops serving overseas and knitting squares to make blankets for the Build-A-Bed Project. Transylvania has traditionally been very involved in Lexington’s effort, providing 25-45 percent of the volunteers.

Projects at Transylvania
E-mail Karen Anderson, coordinator of community service and civic engagement at Transylvania, at kanderson@transy.edu to sign up for any of the projects listed below.

Blood Drive (with Kentucky Blood Center)
William T. Young Campus Center
Corner of Fourth and Broadway
Noon-4 p.m.

Make planters out of bottles and plant seeds
William T. Young Campus Center
Corner of Fourth and Broadway
1-4 p.m.

Write letters of thanks to troops overseas
William T. Young Campus Center, conference room A
Corner of Fourth and Broadway
1-4 p.m.

Make tomato cages and bean supports
William T. Young Campus Center
Corner of Fourth and Broadway
1-4 p.m.

Make garden compost bins
William T. Young Campus Center
Corner of Fourth and Broadway
1-4 p.m.

Make sandwiches for the Hope Center
Rosenthal Commons (Rosenthal Residence Hall)
Fourth Street, near Broadway
1-4 p.m.

Knit blanket squares for Build-A-Bed
Rosenthal Commons (Rosenthal Residence Hall)
Fourth Street, near Broadway
1-4 p.m.

More service projects are planned for Lexington and the surrounding counties. Information on all projects can be found on United Way of the Bluegrass’ Web site, www.uwbg.org. Click “Volunteer,” then “Volunteer Now” and search keyword “MLK.” Or call United Way of the Bluegrass at (859) 233-4460.

Thursday, January 21
On Thursday, January 21, Transylvania will honor King’s legacy during a special program in the William T. Young Campus Center from 7-8 p.m. Literary readings will be given by members of the community and pianist Daniel Porter will perform. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

1/12/2010

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