MLK Community day

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Dunwoody Parks and Recreation has announced the city’s fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Working in partnership with the Dunwoody Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill of America, the city will host projects including a tree planting, park beautification and daffodil planting at Brook Run Park, as well as projects at Dunwoody Place Personal Care Home, the Dunwoody Nature Center and the Spruill Center for the Arts. 

Volunteers can also make a donation of non-perishable food items and/or coats at donations bins located at the Brook Run pavilion on the day of the event.

“I am thrilled that we continue our tradition of honoring the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a family-friendly day of service for all ages,” Mayor-elect Lynn Deutsch said. “This event is always meaningful to those who participate and one of my favorite activities that the city sponsors.” 

Trees Atlanta and the Daffodil Project have signed on with teams of volunteers. Additional slots are open for groups and individuals, including sponsorship opportunities for large groups.

Volunteers are asked to pre-register on the Dunwoody Parks and Recreation website at http://bit.ly/dunreccatalog. Check-in for all projects will be at Brook Run Park, at 4770 N. Peachtree Road beginning at 8:15 a.m. 

Music, coffee, donuts and giveaways will be available before work begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers working on projects outside of Brook Run Park will need to provide their own transportation to other venues.

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