It was an early morning for a day off. But if it’s MLK Day, you need flags on the roads! So at around 5:45am, the LEAP Ambassadors awoke to meet the Lions Club of Walker County at the Courthouse. Under the supervision of Casey Spencer, Brian Aldaco, Tom Waddill, and Gary Obannon, we learned what goes into the every-day practice of civic engagement.
Our objectives were to put flags in flag-holes and, if there weren’t flag suitable flag holes, to re-drill the holes so that they could accommodate a flag. We did this over approximately two miles worth of road.
After a while, we got a pretty good head of steam and, through team work, moved pretty quickly.
In all, it took us about an hour, including both 11th street and Sam Houston Avenue.
The Lions Club does this community service for 13 major holidays, with MLK Day being the first of the year. It was a great chance for us to learn more about the Lions Club, meet some great new people…
…and get in some team building early in the semester.