Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Day of Service!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Mayor Henderson will open the day’s activities at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance of Lincoln Cemetery, 

600 58th Street South.

Activities taking place within the City of Gulfport on Saturday, January 19


Lincoln Cemetery Cleanup – 600 58th Street South, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please wear proper attire. Breakfast and lunch will be provided thanks to the 49th Street South Business Association. Mayor Henderson will open the day’s activities at the entrance of the Lincoln Cemetery.  Volunteers are encouraged to park in the north parking lot at the Boca Ciega High School. For more information, call 727-893-1118.

Smoke Alarm Installation – The American Red Cross in partnership with Gulfport Neighbors and Gulfport Fire and Rescue will be sharing fire safety information and installing smoke detectors in helping to save lives. Volunteer teams will go door to door throughout a Gulfport neighborhood installing smoke alarms in homes while educating the community on fire safety. Consider helping the Red Cross, on January19th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., reach their goal of reducing the number of fire related deaths and injuries by 25%. Breakfast will be provided by Dunkin Donuts and lunch will be provided by Smokin J’s Barbeque. Volunteers 16 and up are welcome to participate. Closed toed shoes are recommended. Parking: Meet at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 5800 15th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33707 at 9 a.m., after the opening ceremonies at Lincoln Cemetery.  Please park on the south side of the parking lot of Holy Name Church. Register here: https://www.allforgood.org/projects/YQpxZaQ4

Porch Rebuild – Councilmember Paul Ray is leading a project, with the assistance of the Gulfport Neighbors, to rebuild a small porch for an elderly resident. If you would like to help or have any questions, please contact Councilmember Ray at pray@mygulfport.us or by phone at 727-698-9847.

Coffee w/ a Cop – Visit Jax In & Out Neighborhood Cafe while smelling the fine aroma of fresh brewed coffee along with casual conversation. This event is hosted by Community Resource Officer Zack Mills. The chat and coffee will occur between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 4928 Gulfport Blvd. S. on Saturday, January 19.

Scout Hall Cleanup – 5315 28th Ave. S., Girl Scout Troop #1506 is participating in the MLK Day of Service by cleaning the Scout Hall property from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19. For more information, please contact Scout Troop Leader, Ann Harris at 727-278-3623.

Expert Garden Advice – Gulfport Community Garden, 5125 Preston Ave. S. The Gulfport Community Garden is providing expert garden advice, samples of fresh garden produce, and fruit tree seedlings from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19. If you have any questions, please contact George Zarillo at 845-242-7452.

Peace Chain at the Gulfport Public Library – Participate in making a community peace chain in honor of MLK Day at the Gulfport Public Library on Saturday, January 19th between 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The Library will display our community art piece in the children’s area as a symbol of peace and community spirit. For more information, contact Cailey at 727-893-1074 or cklasson@mygulfport.us.

For questions or more information on the day’s activities, please call 893-1118.

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