MLK Service Day – Transylvania County, NC
Last updated 1/25/2021 at 3:02pm
About 18 employees of PLATT, the local architecture, construction and interior design firm, banded together recently to clean up trash along Cathey's Creek Road and Cathey's Creek as part of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Above) Bud Holland wrestles with a tangle of cord on the bank of Cathey's Creek. (Courtesy photos)
Typically, PLATT employees are given time off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to engage in the national Martin Luther King Day of Service, started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and Service Act. The federal legislation challenges Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service in honor of King.