The Martin Luther King Day weekend in Natchitoches saw a flurry of activities throughout the community to celebrate and continue the legacy of Dr. King. Saturday, January 15, kicked off the commemorations with a “Day of Service” in which NSU athletes, Greek and student organizations were joined by NSU President Marcus Jones, Mayor & Mrs. Williams in making our community a little better.
NSU athletes played games with children at the MLK Recreation Center. Students in NSU’s Helping Hands and African American Caucus cleaned up the city’s Highland Park. Other students packed warm coats and clothing and gift baskets for senior citizens.
The Ben D. Johnson Center’s community garden was also a center of activity and service Saturday. A large contingent of NSU student organizations ranging from sports teams to Greek organizations from every part of the university came together to work in the Legacy Garden and clean up the surrounding area.
What was all the more impressive about the day’s events was that the students led and planned the projects themselves. It was a joy to see young people of every race and background coming together to improve their, and our, community. Well done ladies and gentlemen!