WCU Center for Service Learning Students Participate in MLK Jr. Event

Residents of Hawthorn Heights Emergency Youth Shelter in Bryson City entertained visitors in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19. Jeff Delfield, a Librarian from Marianna Black Library in Bryson City, explained the design of his “cigar box banjos” and led an art activity, while students from the Center for Service Learning at WCU showed residents and staff a video about Martin Luther King, Jr. and enjoyed lunch with the group. The WCU Center for Service Learning worked in conjunction with Denise Tyson of the Swain County MLK Commission and the Cultural Diversity Outreach Program.

Pictured are the WCU students who participated in the event. From left to right is Vanessa Abney (kneeling), Ashley Ross, Tiffany Smith, My Song, Latoya Petty, Ramona Dowdell and Latoya Blackwell

For more information about Hawthorn Heights Emergency Youth Shelter, call 586-8958 ext. 312.