This year Lincoln Academy’s Alpha Sigma Gamma service fraternity brothers are once again participating in a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.. On Monday, January 18, the young men will offer their services to anyone who needs help with household chores, technical assistance, etc.
“Last year we gathered at the Second Congregational Church as a depot, and dispatched the guys out to places where people had requested help – shoveling snow, packing up Christmas decorations, computer help, running errands, stacking wood, etc.,” explained Lincoln Academy teacher Robert Breckenridge, who advises the Alpha Sigma Gamma service fraternity. “We will probably collect there again and await assignment to work wherever needed. We invite the general public – in the Newcastle-Damariscotta region to call the school beforehand and leave me a message requesting assistance on MLK Day.”
Alpha Sigma Gamma currently has eleven members who are 10th, 11th, and 12th graders at Lincoln Academy. They will be joined by a number of boarding students for the Martin Luther King Day of service.
Members of the public who have a need, or know someone who has a need for help on January 18, can call the Lincoln Academy front desk at 563-3596 ext. 103 or email Breckenridge@lincolnacademy.org and give the details of the job they need done and their contact information. A Lincoln Academy student will return the call to set up a place and time to complete the needed services. Requests for services will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“We will have plenty of willing workers on hand to help in the community,” said Breckenridge. “All we need now are jobs to do. The boys would rather be busy than idle, and look forward to providing needed service in the spirit of Dr. King.”