FHSU to remember Dr. King through celebration, service
honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Fort Hays State University will
host a day of service on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The day of service
consists of a variety of community service projects that FHSU students
and community members can participate in. The projects include:
Basketball Camp, 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Hays Recreation
Commission. Volunteers will help instruct children from kindergarten to
third grade in the fundamentals of basketball.
Students can sign
up to help clean stairwells at Wooster Place on the FHSU campus from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. All cleaning supplies will be provided.
A read-a-thon will
be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Black and Gold Room.
Volunteers will read a variety of stories to children of various ages.
Books will be provided and will be divided by age level.
community members are encouraged to come in and make fleece, no-sew
blankets for Project Linus from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room in
the Memorial Union. Volunteers will assist anyone that may need help.
encouraged to come out and write letters from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in
Stouffer Lounge in the Memorial Union to troops who are currently
overseas, who served in past wars or who have been injured in the line
of duty. Volunteers will be available to assist.
The Day of Service
will conclude with the Soul Food Dinner, hosted by the Black Student
Union, at 7 p.m. in the union's Fort Hays Ballroom.
An MLK celebration, "Vision of a King: Devotion to Servant Leadership and Unity through Civil Disobedience," will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.
Patrick Roscoe, Missouri City, Texas, freshman, will sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and Jamison Green, Dallas, Texas, senior, will perform an original poem. Staff Sgt. Jose Rosales will deliver the keynote address. A dessert bar will be open.
information or to sign up, volunteers should contact Tigers in Service
at 785-628-5537 or Amber White, Coordinator of Diversity Affairs, at