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MLK Day celebrated at Thanksgiving Point with inspirational messages, service

By Isaac Hale daily Herald - | Jan 20, 2020
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Samy Adjei, 4, of Salt Lake City, begins creating a bracelet beside her mother, Nana Mensah, and rest of her family as part of a service project led by Serving with Smiles held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. These bracelets will be a part of hygiene and school kits donated to those in need locally as well as in Guatemala, Haiti and Africa. Serving with Smiles, JustServe and Thanksgiving Point all teamed up Monday to hold service projects at the museum. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Inspirational and positive drawings or messages contributed by children help comprise a “dream quilt” as part of activities held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Danielle Harmon, a volunteer with Serving with Smiles, helps children weave hats as part of activities held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Hats made as part of this service project are being donated to those in need both locally and internationally. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Bracelets are stacked in a bin as part of a service project led by Serving with Smiles held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. These bracelets will be a part of hygiene and school kits donated to those in need locally as well as in Guatemala, Haiti and Africa. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Tina Alcivar helps her daughter, Maricela, 3, of Sandy, stick her contribution to a “dream quilt” as part of activities held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The “dream quilt” was comprised of inspirational and positive drawings or messages contributed by children on pieces of paper. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Danielle Harmon, a volunteer with Serving with Smiles, helps Alonso Avila, 6, weave a hat as he sits beside his mother, Nora Rios, both of South Jordan, as part of a service project held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Hats made as part of this service project are being donated to those in need both locally and internationally. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Alonso Avila, 6, of South Jordan, weaves a hat as part of a service project led by Serving with Smiles in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Hats made as part of this service project are being donated to those in need both locally and internationally. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Samy Adjei, 4, of Salt Lake City, begins creating a bracelet as part of a service project led by Serving with Smiles held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Keith Anderson, 4, laughs as he creates a bracelet beside his mother, Emily, both of Lehi, as part of a service project led by Serving with Smiles held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. These bracelets will be a part of hygiene and school kits donated to those in need locally as well as in Guatemala, Haiti and Africa. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Emily Anderson, of Lehi, helps her son, Keith, 4, put the finishing touches on a bracelet he created as part of a service project led by Serving with Smiles held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. These bracelets will be a part of hygiene and school kits donated to those in need locally as well as in Guatemala, Haiti and Africa. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Kenzie Nuga, 8, of Orem, sticks her contribution to a “dream quilt” as part of activities held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The “dream quilt” was comprised of inspirational and positive drawings or messages contributed by children on pieces of paper. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Robert Door, 6, looks to his mother, Sarah Owens, both of Salt Lake City, as he brainstorms what to draw or write to contribute to a “dream quilt” as part of activities held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The “dream quilt” was comprised of inspirational and positive drawings or messages contributed by children on pieces of paper. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

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Thanksgiving Point employee Amanda Smith helps stick a contribution fromBelen Pirovano, 7, of West Valley City, to a “dream quilt” as part of activities held in light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The “dream quilt” was comprised of inspirational and positive drawings or messages contributed by children on pieces of paper. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated with service and dreams Monday at the Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

Children and families made bracelets that will be a part of hygiene and school kits donated to those in need locally as well as in Guatemala, Haiti and Africa. They also participated a variety of other service projects.

Inspirational and positive drawings or messages were also contributed by children help comprise a “dream quilt.”

Serving with Smiles, JustServe and Thanksgiving Point all teamed up to hold service projects at the museum.

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