Jan 18, 2016
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The rain has prompted Friends of the Richmond Greenway to modify their plans for today’s ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Richmond, according to  Mayor Tom Butt.

The community is still very much encouraged to come down from 9 a.m. to noon between Eighth and 16th streets along the Greenway (between Ohio and Chanslor avenues) in order to mulch, weed and help with planting.

However, the noontime program featuring speakers and performances, as well as the planned kid’s zone, have been canceled.

Coffee and pastries will be available in the morning and hot soup at lunch.

There will be sites along the Greenway where residents can register before beginning their community service.

The photo is of Mayor Butt volunteering at last year’s community service event on the Richmond Greenway.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.