Jackson County AmeriCorps volunteer Sonja Scott dishes out a cup of hot chili to a hungry resident who turned out for a free chili and bean soup supper Monday at First United Methodist Church in Seymour. The meal was a service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. PHOTO BY JANUARY WETZEL
Basil Miller of Seymour dresses up his cup of chili with some chopped onions Monday evening at First United Methodist Church in Seymour, where Jackson County AmeriCorps volunteers including Sally Spurgeon, prepared and served a chili and bean soup supper in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The service project was Spurgeon's idea to help support the Jackson County Community Diner. PHOTO BY JANUARY WETZEL
If the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, Sally Spurgeon and Bonita Dobbs like to think he would be proud of the efforts local volunteers are making to help others.
On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the two AmeriCorps workers and other volunteers honored King’s legacy of service by reaching out to feed the hungry in Jackson County.
“His drive and his dream to always serve his community is a model for us to go out and serve our community,” Dobbs said.
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