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Day of Service Will Beautify Community

Published: January 09, 2004
More than 150 volunteers have signed up to participate in UT’s fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19.  For the first time, the event will be held in exclusive partnership with the Mayor’s Beautification Program.

UT student, faculty and staff volunteers will assemble on campus at 8 a.m., then disperse to work the following sites from 8:30 a.m.-noon, performing duties as listed:


1.  MLK Community Center, 2109 N. Rome Ave., planting around boathouse and pool

2.  Nuccio Parkway, 1455 Tampa Park Plaza, replanting medians

3.  Fair Oaks Park, 5019 34th St., landscaping

4.  Grant Park, 3724 54th St., landscaping

5.  MLK Blvd. medians, between I-275 and 40th St. (2101 E. MLK Blvd.),

replanting medians

6.  Sulphur Springs Pool, 713 E. Bird St., replanting parking lot

7.  Rivertower Park, 701 E. Bird St., removing invasive plants


Volunteers are accepted through the day of the event.  All participants are invited to join in the day’s observances as well, including a festival beginning at 2 p.m. at MLK Community Center, a noon parade that ends at Art and Polly Pepin Stadium, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Martin Luther King Jr. Vigil at 7 p.m. in the Allen N. Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, second floor.


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