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Local Volunteers Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Dave Emke — January 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments

For some, this was just a three-day weekend.

But for 100 Reston volunteers of all ages, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend provided an opportunity to give back to their community. Reston Association and Reston Community Center partnered with Southgate Community Center, Cornerstones and The Closet on several community service projects Saturday.

Among the projects completed by volunteers were an outdoor cleanup; the sorting of donated toys and preparation of bagged lunches for the residents of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter; and the organization of the Southgate Community Center library and kitchen.

“Volunteers demonstrated that we each have the power to make our community a stronger and more vibrant place to live, work, play and get involved,” said Ha Brock, Reston Association’s volunteer supervisor. “Many thanks to everyone that participated in the National Day of Service.”

Brock says it’s not too late to volunteer.

“If you would like to continue to get involved, Reston Association offers a variety of opportunities in our community,” she said.

More information about Reston Association’s volunteer program is available at their website.

  • bob

    I wonder what problems Mike M will have with this.

    • Mike M

      None. Sounds like a nice event. But thanks for thinking of me. Ask questions. This is how you learn.

      • Ted

        That’s a surprise.

        • Mike M

          Care to elaborate, Ted?

      • … America … great again

        America-the children teaching the elders. The rest of the world-vice versa.

        No wonder our educational system is screwed up, its ruled by non existing frontal lobes!!!

  • Hank from Reston

    Not all of Reston celebrated MLK day. Reston Town Center parking was not suspended on this National Holiday, like it does for almost all other National Holidays.

    • JoeInReston

      I was curious about whether RTC would charge for parking on MLK Day. They said they wouldn’t charge for events and holidays. Shame on them if they did.

      I did not go because I didn’t know where to check. Sweetgreens lost more business thanks to Boston Properties.

      • Tom H

        I was there. and they were charging. I did not pay, honestly could not figure out the process when leaving. Note that it is free parking on some holidays. MLK and I heard Veterans Day and July 4 are not included. They do include black friday as a free parking holiday. I do not get it… BTW, RTC was fairly empty. Mon Ami Gabi was empty.

        • JoeInReston

          Thanks for the info…

          That is crazy. RTC’s parking policies never cease to amaze me in just how unnecessarily convoluted they are.

          I am waiting for them to add an annual $10 convenience fee for use of their parking app.

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