Rachel Schlarb of West Lafayette was one of more than 100 Muskingum University students participated locally in the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, held Jan. 16. Across Muskingum and Guernsey counties, students donated their time in a variety of locations with many different activities.

"It's important that Muskies join the nation in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by participating because it aligns with our University mission to foster 'positive action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth, so that they may lead vocationally productive, personally satisfying and socially responsible lives,'" explains Stacey Allan, coordinator of Muskingum's Day of Service and director of Greek affairs. "Participating allows our students to live out (this mission) while having a positive impact on the surrounding communities."

The agencies where students served included:

Zanesville: Christ's Table, Bethel Community Center, Bethel United Methodist Church, Putman Historic District, United Way: Muskingum County, and the Zanesville Animal Shelter.

Cambridge: United Way, Guernsey County and Unity Presbyterian Church.

New Concord: NCAARD, College Drive Presbyterian Church, Beckett House, New Concord Methodist Church and the Village of New Concord.

Norwich: Breaking Free Riding Center.

Adamsville: Adamsville United Methodist Church.