January 19, 2015
Each year, Americans across the country come together on the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy by serving their communities. The MLK Day of Service is part of United We Serve, the President’s national service initiative, which calls on Americans to work together to solve our most pressing problems.
Dozens of Key Club members from Plymouth High School spread out across the city to volunteer their time and talents assisting a number of local schools, non-profit organizations and city departments.
A group of girls arrived at the Plymouth Fire Department Monday morning and spent the good part of the day cleaning the fire trucks by washing all the windows, waxing the trucks and polishing the chrome. They held a rock, paper scissors contest to see which one was got the privilege of ringing the noon siren and Katelyn O’Neal was the winner. The girls were hopeful that their efforts would be easily noticed by the firefighters.
The students spent the day carrying furniture and artifacts form the third floor storage room of the Crossroads Center to the basement of the original building. These items will then be cleaned and stored on new shelving. Students also helped clean the manikin room before the Historical Society served students a pizza lunch.
Key Club members converged on the Boys and Girls Club and took on the huge job of cleaning and organizing. Students cleaned the floor in the gymnasium, organized storage areas, and even took time to create a banner announcing that spring would soon be here.
Students also volunteered at Webster Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, Menominee Elementary, Riverside Intermediate School and Jefferson Elementary School. Other locations included the Marshall County Humane Society, the Webster Center for the Plymouth Park Department, St. Michael School and Pilgrim Manor.