County Democrats support Loaves and Fishes on National Day of Service

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Members of the Carroll County Democratic Party are shown presenting $1,120 to Pastor Gordon Warner for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Carrollton. From left are: Terry Ossler, vice chair; Linda Peoples, treasurer; Tom Postlethwait, chair; Paula Pugh, secretary, Ray Morganstern, co-chair of the National Day of Service committee; and Pastor Warner. Sarah Dyck, co-chair of the committee was not present for the photo.

The Carroll County Democratic Party donated $1,120 to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Carrollton as part of a National Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

President Joe Biden’s inaugural committee promoted the day of service as part of festivities ahead of the Jan.20 inauguration.

The committee worked with organizations on the state, local and national level, as well as, service leaders and members of various communities. Events focused on providing COVID-19 relief and addressed issues highlighted by the pandemic, including poverty, hunger, racial injustice, homelessness mental health and educational issues.

Biden’s inaugural committee’s call to service follows in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, whose inaugural committees asked Americans to participate in the day of service as part of festivities in 2009 and 2013.

President Bill Clinton signed the King Holiday and Service Act in 1994, establishing MLK Day as a national day of service. President George W. Bush and Obama often participated in service projects on the holiday in the years that followed.

President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses were expected to participate in the Jan. 18 event.

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