Governor Corbett Helps Launch MLK Day of Service in Harrisburg

Governor Tom Corbett helped kick off the Central Pennsylvania Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service on Monday morning. He offered encouragement to several hundred students from Harrisburg and surrounding school districts, as they prepared to spend the day working on service projects in honor of Dr. King’s memory.

Governor Corbett said this kind of service can happen any time. He asked the students not to make serving the people of their community a one day event.

He told the students that this holiday is a bit different from other holidays, like President’s Day next month. Governor Corbett said we have sales in the stores on President’s Day, and Labor Day, which celebrates labor, is really a day off. He says only Martin Luther King seems to draw us out of our houses and into our communities to do volunteer work.

The Governor and Mrs. Corbett ended the day serving meals to the hungry alongside the Boys and Girls Club of Central PA.