4-H Sponsors Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Event on January 18th – UPDATED

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DayofServiceEventUPDATE: Due to inclement weather the January 18th Day of Service Event has been rescheduled for March 7, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

On January 18th, we celebrate a holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is included in the Presidential Call to Service Initiative titled “United We Serve”. This year, Swain County 4-H would like serve our community by working with the Friends of the Bryson City Cemetery. We would love for all residents of Swain County, not just 4-Hers, to come and join us for this day of service. Cemetery clean up will begin at 1 p.m. (picking up twigs, small branches and any litter in and near the Bryson City Cemetery).

The Friends of the Bryson City Cemetery formed in October 2015 as a means to engage the community in maintaining the cemetery while honoring the local heritage of those buried there. This cemetery houses political and community leaders that are important to the history of Swain County.

Once the work is done and weather permits, we will have a small bonfire with all of the twigs we have collected, hear some stories and historical events related to those that are buried there and roast some marshmallows. We hope you will join us!


Other January dates to know:

  • 4-H Tangled Tot’s Clogging meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Classes are free.
  • Swain West Club meets on January 21st for Edible Science.
  • Backyard & Beyond will meet on January 30th for an outdoor adventure.

For more information about participating in the service project, 4-H or Tangled Tots Clogging or joining one of our clubs, contact the Swain County Cooperative Extension at 828.488.3848, follow Swain County 4-H on Facebook or email jrhill9@ncsu.edu.