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TIFFIN — Several events are taking place in the community on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

In a new tradition for Heidelberg University students and staff, the MLK Day of Service will consist of interactive and training sessions in the morning with community service opportunities in the afternoon.

The day on Heidelberg’s campus will kick off with a welcome & keynote with a short video of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Then, there will be various rotating sessions throughout the morning for the campus community to participate in.

Also included in the MLK Day of Service at Heidelberg will be a panel discussion, diversity, equity & exclusivity jeopardy, safe zone training, Green Dot training, and more.

Theatre students will be performing a monologue of the Gettysburg Address in Gundlach Theatre.

Heidelberg students and staff will then have several opportunities to volunteer. On-campus events include: a food drive, writing letter/cards to soldiers, veterans, and nursing home residents, a campus clean-up, and more.

Off-campus events will include volunteering at the following locations/organizations: Elmwood, Friedman Village, The Hub, United Way, Ritz Theatre, Good Shepherd Home, Tiffin Church of the Nazarene, Stein Hospice, Seneca County Job & Family Services, Allen Eiry, and Franciscan Earth & Literacy Center.

There will then be a play reading of “The Exonerated at Gundlach Theatre from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Two local public figures are set to be honored at the upcoming annual Tiffin-Seneca Community Martin Luther King Day Celebration and Dinner.

Patricia DeMonte, director of the Tiffin-Seneca United Way, and former Tiffin Mayor James Boroff will be awarded the Peacemaker Award for their work with the homeless population.

The annual program, which celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held this year on Monday, Jan. 20 at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St., Tiffin.

The program includes a dinner at 6:00 p.m., which requires reservations, as well as a celebration starting at 7:15 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker at the celebration is Jason Daniels, president and CEO of JAYRAMON, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on philanthropy and management.

The program will include award-winning essays read by local school children and a performance by the Tiffin University Gospel Choir.

The deadline to make reservations for the dinner was Jan. 16. For more information call Dawn at (419) 448-2207.


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