Day of Service honored King’s legacy of strengthening communities
SHOW LOW, Ariz. (May 15, 2017) – Approximately 200 volunteers and City of Show Low employees joined together to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service on Saturday, May 13. Everyone met at 9 a.m. at the Old Pavilion in Show Low City Park for assignments. The volunteers were divided into two groups, and the larger of the two worked in the Show Low Dog Park, using approximately 60 tons of dirt to formalize a walking trail along the inside perimeter of the dog park fence. The smaller group picked up debris along White Mountain Road adjacent to the Meadow, in preparation of mowing the right-of-way, and at Show Low Lake. In appreciation for their efforts, the city provided lunch with barbecuing equipment generously donated by United Rentals of Show Low.
Every year, the City of Show Low pays homage to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideals of strengthening communities through public service by participating in a community-wide project. The holiday is observed in January, but the city holds its annual King Day of Service in May because of the possibility of inclement weather. The King Day of Service was initiated by Congress in 1994 to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to improve lives and bridge social barriers through public service. The City of Show Low thanks all the volunteers who gave their time to help our community.