Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities
• The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence on Fort Leonard Wood will host a celebration in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker Maj. Dexter Davis and vocal historian Melissa Waddy are set to be part of the celebration. The theme of this event is “Nonviolent Social Change.” This event is free and open to the public.
• Wood Elementary will host vocal historian Melissa Waddy at 2 p.m. Waddy will give an engaging performance of Harriet Tubman stories that will allow the students to understand what escaping slaves experienced as they traversed the Underground Railroad to freedom.
• VISTA has organized a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service for Waynesville School District where students will do numerous activities.
• Elementary students will create a Martin Luther King Day Jr. banner with their dreams on them. Waynesville Middle School students will assist the elementary students.
• From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. students will visit the Senior Center, Sunset Village, and Life Care Center painting nails, using a conversation ball and playing games with the Seniors.
• From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. students will also be at the St. Robert and Waynesville animal shelters making adoption kits and walking the dogs.
• From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. additional students will help Headstart teachers with craft projects and serving food.
• Beginning at 8 a.m. Waynesville Middle School students will do mini service projects such as fleece scarves, birdhouses, tile projects, toiletry bags, bookmarks, flash cards, food bags, creating a sun catcher, snack recipe book, and assembling a door snake. These projects will be donated to various community agencies such as Good Samaritan and Snack in a Pack.