GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield Community College has been celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. for over a decade, but in the last several years have been changing how they do so.
There was dancing, drumming, quilting, and even rock climbing, all to build upon lessons that Martin Luther King Jr. left behind.
It used to be more of a social and educational event, but over the past five years it has evolved into a day of service for many students from GCC to take action and volunteer service.
Children from local elementary schools and the Big Brothers & Sisters program were invited to learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and have a bit of fun.
Dr. Opeyemi Parham of Greenfield told 22News “I think it’s wonderful that this is an alternative that this is something that you can do on this holiday with your children that is still in service to the dream.”
The event ended with lunch and presentations by those that attended.