A day of service is being planned in Abilene to celebrate the birth, life and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, the federal Martin Luther King Jr., holiday, noon meals will be delivered to homes of senior citizens free of charge.
Senior citizens wanting a meal delivered on Monday can leave an address at the Abilene Senior Center, 100 N. Elm (785-263-7059) or by contacting Jackie Bailey (785-200-0455) or Nesha Bailey-mason (785-200-0456).
The meals will be prepared and dispersed from The Place, 421 N. Cedar. Volunteers are needed to help assemble and deliver the meals. Those desiring to volunteer should be at The Place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
Anyone who would like to participate in any way with this service to honor King can contact Jackie or Nesha at the numbers listed above.
Meals will begin to be delivered at 11:15 a.m. Monday.
A Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration has been observed in Abilene since 1998, Jackie Bailey said.
“Volunteers have participated in the day of service the past four years as a tribute to honor and remember Dr. King’s vision of equality and dignity of all people,” she said. “By bringing people together working toward a common goal is another way to maintain unity in our community. Thank you in advance for your support in this effort to embrace Dr. King’s dream for our world.”