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. The commemorative activities began Saturday, January 14, with a Day of Service in which over 75 students from a variety of NSU’s Greek, student government, and other student organizations came together to make our community a little better. The event was sponsored by the City of Natchitoches and NSU’s Office of Inclusion & Diversity.
Groups of NSU students walked the length of Martin Luther King Street picking up trash as they went. They then returned to the Ben D. Johnson Center where they worked in the center’s Legacy Community Garden mulching, repairing garden beds, and cleaning up.
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!