I received an update about some exciting MLK Day Service and Celebration activities next week from Alana Stimes, Communications Chair for the InterCorps Council (ICC) of Minnesota. The vision for the ICC is to promote engagement, communication, collaboration, and education to empower AmeriCorps and the Minnesota community. See their press release below for just how they're realizing their vision next Monday and come out to their post-MLK Jr. Day Happy Hour at Merlin's Rest afterward!
AmeriCorps service members will host community service projects on Monday, January 17, 2011 in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King. Service projects have been organized across the state by the InterCorps Council of Minnesota as part of the MLK Day of Service.
AmeriCorps and other community members will “Make it a day on, not a day off,” by volunteering all across the state, in the Twin Cities metro area as well as St. Cloud, Duluth, Moorhead, and Crookston. AmeriCorps is a national service that engages over 1,400 individuals in service to Minnesota communities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?' AmeriCorps members and community members volunteering on Monday will answer that question in full force. For more information on the InterCorps Council of Minnesota and this service project, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/iccminnesota/ or call 612-366-8474.For more information on AmeriCorps members in Minnesota, please visitwww.serveminnesota.org or call 612-366-8474.
Post-MLK Jr. Day Happy Hour at Merlin's RestPlease come join members of the ICC for a Post-MLK Day Happy Hour and hang out time at Merlin’s Rest Pub from 5-7 on Monday, January 17th. All ages are welcome with drink specials for those over 21. After 7pm feel free to stay for Merlin’s Rest Pub’s “Shanty Pub Singers.” This is great opportunity to meet members of AmeriCorps and learn about their service experiences for MLK Day. For directions or just to check out the venue follow the link below: http://merlinsrest.com/.