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Volunteers in Central Bucks to participate in largest suburban Day of Service in region


From Fountainville to Buckingham and across Doylestown, volunteers of all ages, races and faiths will come together Jan. 20, to honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as part of the largest suburban Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in the Philadelphia area.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown, 6055 Swamp Road, Fountainville. The uplifting ceremony is presented by CB Cares Educational Foundation and the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown.

Featuring performances by the Anointed Dance Ministry and the Back Bench Boys, the morning will include remarks from Kimberly Cambra, executive director of CB Cares Educational Foundation, Paul Frimark, cantor at Temple Judea, the Rev. Robert Hamlin, Sr., D.Th., pastor at the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown, The Rev. Steven McComas, of Rolling Hills United Methodist, and Ron Strouse, mayor of the Borough of Doylestown, as well as two student speakers.

Following the opening ceremony, volunteers will disperse to a number of locations in central Bucks and begin working on a variety of projects. From creating blankets and compiling hygiene kits to packing frozen dinners and breakfast bags, volunteers will provide an invaluable service to those in need in the region.

This regional event is one of many Day of Service events across the country. In 1994, federal legislation urged Americans to use the holiday in honor of King to complete volunteer service, calling it “a day on, not a day off.” The 2020 holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service honoring King’s legacy.

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