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Arcola Lakes Park volunteer workday honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service

MIAMI ( January 07, 2019 )

The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is seeking volunteers to come together for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon at Arcola Lakes Park, 1301 NW 83 St., Miami. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.

The annual MLK Day of Service event is presented by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade. The day of service includes park beautification projects such as mulching, removing debris and painting. Community service hours will be awarded to those who volunteer on event day.

To volunteer for the MLK Day of Service at Arcola Lakes Park, register at: iaminvolved.org. For questions, call 305-755-7939.

MLK Day of Service is held in conjunction with MLK Day of Service events in cities throughout the nation on this federal holiday dedicated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and passion for serving others. In 1994, Congress designated the federal holiday as a national day of service -- "day on, not a day off." The observance is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

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