Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky.—On Monday, January 19, Transylvania students, faculty and staff will celebrate the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a Day of Service by joining members of the Lexington community to perform service projects. Activities at Transylvania include preparing snacks for the Hope Mobile Outreach program and writing letters of thanks for the troops. Transylvania student groups will also be participating in various service activities around Lexington.

Other projects in Lexington include assisting seniors at Christ Church Apartments, participating in a community art project, painting the tutoring room at the East Seventh Street Center and volunteering at Shriners Hospital for Children. More than two dozen service projects are planned for Lexington and the surrounding counties.

On Thursday, January 22, Transy will honor King’s legacy during a special program in the William T. Young Campus Center from 7-8 p.m. Linda Harvey, program director for the Restorative Justice Council on Social Misconduct in Faith Communities, is the keynote speaker. Local poets and musicians will perform as well as steppers from Bryan Station Middle School. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.