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Published: Tuesday, 1/20/2009

SERVICE WITH A SMILE AT BGSU

Sophomore Nate Selby, 19, and graduate student William Bibb, 26, from left in front, read an original rap during the MLK Service Challenge: A Day On, Not a Day Off at Bowling Green State University. About 150 people, divided into about eight teams, performed community service projects Monday, including sprucing up a teen center and painting a mental health recovery center.

In Toledo, the United Way of Greater Toledo said more than 1,000 area youth heeded President-elect Barack Obama s call to national service.

Most of the youths, who range in age from elementary to high school, performed their service last weekend by volunteering for, among other projects, Mobile Meals of Toledo, Toledo-Area Metroparks, the Caldwell Community Center,

and the Sparrow s Nest women s shelter.



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