Senator Cory Booker was among many locals who came out to volunteer as part of Scotch Plains and Fanwood's fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Booker joined teen volunteers at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA in preparing a meal for the Plainfield Area YMCA Emergency Housing Department.
Other dignitaries on hand were Union County Freeholders Linda Carter and Chris Hudak and Assemblywoman and former Fanwood Mayor Linda Stender.
For the fifth year in a row, residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to their communities.
Sponsored by the towns of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, the Ministirium, the JCC of Central New Jersey, the YMCA, and Nick's Pizza, the MLK Day of Service has become an important event for the community. Age-appropriate volunteer took place throughout the two towns, from creating get well cards for cancer patients to baking dog biscuits for animal shelters.