Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The following announcement was received from Jackie Bailey and lightly edited:

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and federal holiday a day of service is being planned in Abilene for Monday, January 18, 2016. A free noon meal will be prepared and delivered to the homes of senior citizens desiring them.

This year is the 18th year Rev. Dr. King’s life and legacy has been celebrated in Abilene, and the 8th year volunteers have come together to participate in this community project by assembling and delivering these meals.

The meals will be assembled and disbursed from The Place, 421 N Cedar in Abilene. Senior citizens wishing to receive a meal are asked to contact Jackie Bailey at [Phone number redacted for web posting. Email me at for her phone number.] and leave their name, address and phone number. The menu is homemade vegetable beef soup, corn muffin, fruit and a cookie.

Volunteers are needed to assemble and deliver the meals on that day, and those who want to volunteer their services are asked to be at The Place, 421 N. Cedar in Abilene by 10:30 on January 18. Please call Jackie Bailey if you have questions.

As of January 15, 2016, [Rev.] Dr. King would have been 87 years old. Our efforts to remember and honor this great man, his contributions and what he stood for will help us experience the fullness of this holiday.