Members of Lincoln Academy’s Alpha Sigma Gamma service fraternity (pictured here at their induction ceremony in February) will participate in the MLK National Day of Service on Monday, January 16th.

By Nathan McIvor’17

On Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King Day and also the National Day of Service, the brothers of Alpha Sigma Gamma, Lincoln Academy’s service fraternity, are participating in an ecumenical day of service, as they do each January. They will be joined by members of the Baha’i Congregation and the Second Congregational Church as well as Sigma Sigma Chi, their counterpart service sorority

These volunteers will offer their services to anyone who needs help with stacking wood,  shoveling snow, or other household chores between 8:30 a.m. and noon, dispatching to jobs as they come.  In past years, projects have included packing Christmas decorations, computer help, running errands, stacking wood, etc.

Members of the public who have a need for volunteers, or know a neighbor who could use a helping hand should contact Robert Breckenridge, the Lincoln Academy teacher and advisor to the Alpha Sigma Gamma service fraternity at 207-563-8624, the Lincoln Academy front desk at 563-3596 ext. 103, or email 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.”

Nathan McIvor is a senior at Lincoln Academy and an intern in the Communications Office.