FLEMINGTON, NJ - On Jan. 20, the Flemington Community Partnership worked alongside the United Way to host the Martin Luther King Day of Service event.
 
Everyone was welcome to the Love Flemington Workshop, on Bloomfield Avenue, to partake in any of the ongoing activities, including decorating paper bags to be used for bagged lunches for Meals on Wheels of Hunterdon County. Volunteers also made Valentine's Day cards for veterans and seniors at assisted living facilities.
 
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The event produced approximately 300 decorated lunch bags and hundreds of valentines.

 
Among the volunteers were Flemington councilwoman Caitlin Giles-McCormick, who made valentines with her daughter, and Josh Coleman and the Star Throwers Group of Flemington who were there to lend a hand and volunteer wherever needed. Robin Lapidus, executive director of the Flemington Business Improvement District and member of the Flemington County Partnership, led the event with Kaitlyn Patiullo.
 

In addition to the Day of Service, there was also a diaper collection, and each person who donated diapers received a free t-shirt.
 
The United Way is still in need of personal size tissues, hand sanitizer, feminine products and diapers in sizes four, five and six.