According to a proclamation signed by local leaders, April is officially Union College Service Month.
On Monday, March 25, Barbourville Mayor David Thompson and Knox County Judge-Executive J.M. Hall joined Union College President Marcia Hawkins in signing the proclamation, which serves to acknowledge the college's 134-year history of service to the area.
The document also recognizes the partnership among the city, county and college to fulfill service needs in Knox County. The most recent partnership is called "Project Green Light," which is a Union College initiative to provide energy efficient light bulbs to needy residents. Bulbs will be distributed on April 20, when the college will host a conservation fair. The public is invited to attend; details will be announced at a later date.
"Repair Affair" is another upcoming event that illustrates successful teamwork among college and community. The annual event, now in its 16th year, brings volunteers together to repair homes in Knox County. This year's "Repair Affair," organized by Union's Common Partners, is April 6.