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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As part of the National Day of Service in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Helping Hands Community Service Club at Oxford Area High School devoted between two and four hours of their day off on January 16 to volunteer in the Oxford area. Projects included cleaning at the Lighthouse Youth Center and Oxford Senior Center, and shelving books at the Oxford Public Library. Many of the club members volunteered to help prepare for the Spirit of Giving Luncheon to benefit the Neighborhood Services Center of Oxford, which is hosted annually by the high school on Martin Luther King Day. This was the eighth straight year that OAHS students have participated in the National Day of Service.


Pictured from left are Lighthouse Youth Center program director Doug Richner, senior Var Coberly, junior Antoine Prigg and Lighthouse adminstrative assistant Theresa Kreider.

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Pictured from left are Oxford Area Senior Center staff member Thelma Teel and seniors Michaela Koveleski, Brittney Brown and Emily Owens.


Re-shelving books and videos at the Oxford Public Library were (left) juniors Elizabeth Hershey and Anne Nusbaum and (right) seniors Lauren Boyle and Brittany Coleman.

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Helping Hands members volunteering at the Spirit of Giving Luncheon included, seated from left, Courtney Brown, Danny Guss, Colton Turns, Brianne Bennett, Julie Zook, Marissa Harris and Samantha Hubley; standing from left, Holly Spalding, Maddie Irving, Pat Boggs, Kristina Borham, Meghan Harvey, Sarah Freisleben, Heather Way, advsisors Basia Manniso and Jackie Mavrelos, Michaela Quigley and Taylor Kelleher.



From left, Adam Haley of Carlino's Restaurant in Ardmore and OAHS senior Stephen Martin, a student in the culinary arts program at the Chester County Technical College High School, volunteered to prepare the menu for the Spirit of Giving Luncheon. The menu featured grilled chicken, green beans, salad, creme of potato soup and and walnut cream cake. Stephen will attend the Culinary Institute of America this fall.



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