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January 22, 2020

Berry College celebrates 25th anniversary of MLK Day of Service

ROME, Ga. - Berry College celebrated its 25th year serving the community in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday.

This annual day which observes the life and legacy of the civil rights leader across the country is the only federal holiday designated to service, and urges individuals to volunteer to improve their communities. Berry College Volunteer Services facilitated community-wide service events throughout the day highlighting that this is “a day on and not a day off.”

According to Berry College’s Volunteer Services Supervisor Stephen Swieton, more than 200 students participated in this years’ service day.

Community partners for the event also included the Davies Shelter and community farm, the Salvation Army, Restoration Rome, James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park, Hospitality House, Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful, South Rome Community Garden, Rome/Floyd Community Kitchen, Restoration Lindale and Habitat for Humanity Restore and Women of W.O.R.T.H Inc. (Women's Organization for Reproductive and Total Healthcare.)

For more information on the annual event, visit 


Written by Public Relations Student Assistant Faythe Choate

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