Give back on MLK JR. Day

1983: The U.S. Senate votes 78-22 to approve a bill establishing a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The legislation, already approved two months earlier in the House of Representatives by a 338-90 vote, would be signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Nov. 2, 1983.

Make it a day of service to the community, "a day on, not a day off."

That's at least the attitude officials at John Wood Community College hope you have on this federal holiday.

On MLK JR. Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can drop off non-perishable food and gently used children books to the Adams County Health Dept. on 330 Vermont St in Quincy.

You can drop off gently used children's books for use with the Health Department children's programs as well.

You don't even have to leave your car to drop off items, volunteers at the health department when gather any items while you wait in the comfort of your car.

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