MLK Day, January 16, 2012
A community celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
SERVE. ENGAGE. CELEBRATE!
Contact Stephanie Corbett for more information: 515-268-5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join an MLK Service Project:
If you've already signed-up to volunteer, please remember to print and fill out a photo release form (volunteers under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the form) and bring to the event.
Film and Discussion
Location: Collegiate United Methodist & Wesley Foundation Annex, 130 South Sheldon, Ames
Time: 1-3 pm
View the documentary, "Food Stamped;" with 1 out of 8 Americans on food assistance, this documentary explores America's food system & if people can eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Following the film, discuss Story County's hidden hunger & how we can work toward Dr. King's vision of a community that does not allow hunger, poverty, & homelessness to exist.
High school age and older are encouraged to attend the film and discussion!
Location: First United Methodist Church (516 Kellogg Ave.)
Time: Sunday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., America's Sunday Supper invites people from all backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each person has to make a difference! In Ames, we’ll be gathering at First United Methodist Church (516 Kellogg Ave.) on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30. The Sunday Supper will take place along with Food at First, the free meal program. To sign up (not required, just helps with the planning), go to www.meetup.com/MLKDaySundaySuppers/
Dr. King Birthday Celebration
Location: Ames Middle School
Have a slice of birthday cake and socialize at the Ames Middle School while enjoying music from the Ames High School Jazz Band from 6-6:30pm.
Program will begin at 6:30pm. A variety of community groups will present songs, skits and speeches celebrating the life and inspiration of Dr. King.
A food drive will be conducted throughout MLK Day - canned food and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off at the Collegiate United Methodist & Wesley Foundation Annex's auditorium during the day (9am-4pm) or at the Celebration event in the evening. Donations will be donated to the MICA food pantry.