Jan. 18, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, northeast residents braved the freezing temperatures to better their community.
Around 10 a.m. Monday, volunteers gathered at Indian Mound Park to take back a view that has not been seen for nearly a decade. Volunteers eliminated brush and picked-up trash on the bluff along Gladstone Boulevard. This is the third year a service day has been held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“The goal is to get people actively participating in making our community better,” Manny Abarca, service day organizer, said. “This service day has been a way for us to get people to start their year off right by helping make one of our parks better.”
The group planned to clear a 10 foot wide clearing in front of a park bench to allow for a new lookout point to be made.