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Volunteers serve at Upstate MLK Day events

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Clemson University students volunteer Clemson Community Care on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Jan. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) Clemson University students volunteer Clemson Community Care on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Jan. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

To honor his legacy and service, volunteers spent some of their time Monday serving in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual federal holiday and national day of service is held this year Jan. 21, with scheduled events planned across the Upstate and country.

In Spartanburg, college students, community members and more will gather for a breakfast at 8 a.m. at the C.C. Woodson Community Center at 210 Bomar Ave. Following the breakfast, volunteers will depart to service sites across the community from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is organized by The University of South Carolina Upstate, Converse College, Wofford College, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg School District Seven and the City of Spartanburg.

Monday night in Spartanburg, the MLK Unity Celebration is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

SLIDESHOW: Volunteers honor King's memory across the Upstate

In Greenville, Dreams in Action has planned a family friendly event at Greenville High School on Vardry Street from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. featuring Michelin Presents "One Voice" with JDew.

Greenville Tech students, faculty and staff will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Student Center to make sandwiches for sack lunches for The Salvation Army, create cards for veterans and hospitalized children, assemble hygiene kits for nursing home residents, and create a piece of artwork depicting unity that will be displayed in the Student Center.

Furman University students will work from 9 a.m. to noon at Brutontown Cemetery. Students are gathering at 8 a.m. at the Burgess Theater.

In Greer, a celebration luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Greer City Hall Events Center. The lunch costs $10 and guests are encouraged to bring one or more nonperishable food item to help Greer Relief. The luncheon will honor King through words, dance, song and multimedia presentations.

In Clemson, students, faculty and staff will volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various service sites in the community. Volunteers will meet at the Hendrix Student Center for breakfast before dispersing.

In Columbia, King Day at the Dome is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Carolina State House.

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