Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Learning Trail Clean-up Project

This event is open to everyone, with a special invitation to all area high schools, colleges and youth programs, our goal is to make this the largest student-centered event in Georgia.

If you are looking for a way to make a difference on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we have something that might be what you are looking for in Columbus, Georgia.

Details

Turn Around Columbus announces its 2018 MLK Day of Service Project, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Learning Trail Clean-up Project, this year’s theme is “Competitors on the field, Friends on the Trail.”

Meeting Location #1: Muscogee County School District Building 2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906. January 15th eight am till one pm.

Meeting Location #2: A. J. McClung YMCA 1175 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Columbus, GA 31906 January 15th eight am till one pm.

This event is open to everyone, with a special invitation to all area high schools, colleges and youth programs, our goal is to make this the largest student-centered event in Georgia. Volunteer teams will meet at one of two locations and then UNITE at the midway point for a tailgate lunch and a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Learning Trail history lesson.

Volunteers will be removing trash and debris from the trail and should bring rubber gloves, rakes, shovels, trash bags, water, etc…and dress comfortably. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND, BUT KIDS UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULT(S). Please be sure to register for community service credit.

How This Helps Our Community

https://youtu.be/_b9_eX5o_tA This project serves to beautify the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Learning Trail, a 5.2 mile streetscape encompassing some of the most important African – American historic sites in Columbus, GA. At its completion, the trail will have interactive exhibits, sculptures and markers that tell the story of Black Columbus beginning at Rigdon Rd. near Macon Rd., along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and ending at the Chattahoochee River, sites include the Carver Heights community, the Carver Heights Motel, the Liberty Theater Historic District, Tom’s Foods, A. J. McClung YMCA, George Washington Carver High School and the original site of William Henry Spencer High School, all locations that played an important part in the daily lives of African – Americans in Columbus.

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