On Monday, Jan. 16 – which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and also the national Day of Service –- the brothers of Alpha Sigma Gamma, Lincoln Academy’s service fraternity, will participate in an ecumenical day of service, as they do each January. They will be joined by members of the Baha’i Congregation and the Second Congregational Church as well as Sigma Sigma Chi, their counterpart service sorority
These volunteers will offer their services to anyone who needs help with stacking wood, shoveling snow, or other household chores from 8:30 a.m. to noon, dispatching to jobs as they come. In past years, projects have included packing Christmas decorations, giving computer help, running errands, stacking wood, etc.
Members of the public who have a need for volunteers or know a neighbor who could use a helping hand should contact Robert Breckenridge, the Lincoln Academy teacher and advisor to the Alpha Sigma Gamma service fraternity, at 563-8624, or call the Lincoln Academy front desk at 563-3596 ext. 103. One can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to give the details of the job one needs to have done as well as contact information. A Lincoln Academy student will be in touch to set up a place and time to complete the needed services. Requests for services will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We will have plenty of willing workers on hand to help in the community,” said Breckenridge. “All we need now are jobs to do. The boys would rather be busy than idle, and look forward to providing needed service in the spirit of Dr. King.”
(Nathan McIvor is a senior at Lincoln Academy and an intern in the LA communications office.)