The MLK Day of Service Steering Committee has selected seven service sites to host Jackson County's Inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 20, 2020. These service projects include beautification, painting, repairs, landscaping, and light construction at the following county locations: West Jackson Elementary School, Gum Springs Elementary School, The Tree House, Commerce, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Off the Chain, North Jackson Elementary School and Maysville Elementary School.

Volunteers may find more details and sign up online at

The effort is also looking for sponsorships from local businesses and individual donations to cover the costs of supplies and materials, T-shirts and miscellaneous expenses.

A celebration dinner is planned for Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Commerce Civic Center at 6 p.m. The event will feature speakers, live musical acts and a catered meal.

Tickets will go on sale soon.

For more information, contact Melody Herrington at or on Facebook.


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