Today is inaugural Day of Service

By W. WINSTON SKINNER
winston@newnan.com
Today is the National Day of Service that combines a focus on the presidential inauguration and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former Pres. Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will serve as honorary chair of the 2013 National Day of Service. The service day kicks off the second inaugural weekend of Pres. Barack Obama and Vice Pres. Joe Biden.
Chelsea Clinton will join Americans in all 50 states to participate in service events today and will headline the Service Summit on the National Mall. The Obama and Biden families will also be participating in service events in the D.C. area on Saturday.
Cowetans can access information about projects affiliated with the National Day of Service online at: www.2013pic.org/service/serve . Among the nearby events listed are – Ample Harvest, Peachtree City and Temple, two shifts starting at 8 a.m. and noon; Reece Center for Handicapped Horsemanship, Palmetto, 9 a.m.; Nalley seedlings planting in Kirkwood neighborhood, Atlanta, 9 a.m.; and Spa Day at Christian City, Union City, 10 a.m.
“There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service,” Chelsea Clinton said. “Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit. I am deeply grateful that Pres. Obama and his administration have put service at the center of the Inauguration weekend and I am proud to be part of a nation-wide service effort, honoring the service and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and building a brighter future for all of us.”

Clinton has worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital and studied at Stanford, Oxford and Columbia Universities. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford, working at New York University and working with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

“Through her work with the Clinton Foundation and her recent efforts to help communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Chelsea sets a remarkable example for serving and strengthening our country,” said Steve Kerrigan, PIC president and CEO.



More Local

Wounded warriors to cycle through Newnan

Approximately 120 wounded warriors and supporters will bicycle into Newnan on Sunday and enjoy lunch at the Coweta Veterans Club. The group ... Read More


At the pumps

Gas prices expected to rise steadily

Gasoline prices have been creeping up steadily since early January, and prices are expected to rise even more in the next few weeks. But the ... Read More


New feature page begins on Sunday

On Sunday, a new feature page will be coming to The Newnan Times-Herald, replacing the Mini Page in the Focus on Education section. Kid Scoo ... Read More


Hamilton Bohannon

Newnan celebrity honored by Senate

A Newnan celebrity was honored by the Georgia Senate Thursday for his decades of contributions to the music industry. Hamilton Bohannon, who ... Read More


Senator, teacher challenge new US history course

The controversy over the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course has come to Georgia. Last week, the senior vice president for AP and ... Read More

Woman arrested after narcotics found in privates

A woman received a few extra charges Tuesday after Coweta County authorities arrested her for violating her parole and found she was carryin ... Read More