Tucker Volunteer Groups Preparing for MLK Service Projects

MLK Day volunteers at Tucker Rec Center.TUCKER, Ga. (January 10, 2020) – Tucker’s giving spirit will be on full display on January 20 as volunteers from across the City dedicate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to serving their community. More than 100 people are expected to gather at Tucker Recreation Center to assist in indoor and outdoor projects that will contribute to the beautification of Tucker’s Parks and Recreation facilities.

“This is a tradition that predates Tucker becoming a city,” said City Parks Operations Manager Jason Collins. “Last year, we had people young and old come together and give their time. Now they see their work every time they come into our parks or the Rec Center. It truly made a difference.”

The projects for this service day include spreading mulch in the Tucker Recreation Center courtyard, working on the Native Plant and Wildlife Walk in Henderson Park, and painting birdhouses, an activity geared toward the City’s younger volunteers. Many of the volunteers will come from Tucker’s Friends of the Parks groups, dedicated residents who work on improving the City’s parks throughout the year.

“Our Friends groups always look forward to this day of service,” said Shawn Stone, president of Friends of Tucker Parks. “Not only are we getting to improve the parks that we love so dearly, we are honoring Dr. King’s legacy of service.”

Tucker assumed responsibility for its Parks and Recreation from DeKalb County in 2018. The City currently maintains more than 300 acres of parkland across nearly 21 square miles. Anyone interested in volunteering for this service day can email parks@tuckerga.gov or show up at Tucker Recreation Center at 10 a.m. on January 20.

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