Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2011

The Spokane Service Team and Reading Corps offered their service in several ways Monday, January 17, 2011. As they have for the past decade, the members of the SST helped setup tables in the Riverfront Mall for the service fair. The day started with donuts, coffee, tables, and camaraderie. The team also helped setup a children’s fair with and for the Reading Corps. From there they went to the INB Performing Arts Center to hear the call to service as offered by the speakers. Unlike previous years, the SST and Reading Corps members were asked to go one extra step to usher the attendants along a secondary trail for the march due to a suspicious backpack, which turned out to contain an explosive device, placed along the original route. No one was hurt, the device did not detonate, and the service fair went off without a hitch. The team closed the event by taking down the tables and chairs before heading home. A job well done!