Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked at Riverside with community service – Press Enterprise

Volunteers kept busy on Monday, January 17 in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Volunteers Isaak Alvarez, 9, left, and Alexandria Knapp, 11, pick up trash Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, along Orange Terrace Parkway near their riverfront homes as part of a day of service in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. .’the birthday of. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful volunteers Mia Alvarez, 15, left, and her brother, Isaiah, 13, pick up trash along Orange Terrace Parkway in Riverside on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr .’s birthday. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Volunteers from Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful pick up trash along Orange Terrace Parkway on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful program volunteers Isaiah Alvarez, 13, left, and his sister, Mia, 15, pick up trash along the Orange Terrace Parkway on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, during a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Volunteers, from left, Mia Alvarez, 15, with her brother, Isaiah, 13, and Paul Knapp, 14, pick up trash Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, along Orange Terrace Parkway near their homes Riverside during a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful program volunteers Mia Alvarez, 15, left, and her brother, Isaiah, 13, remove a yard sale sign in Riverside on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Volunteers, from left, Paul Knapp, 14, Isaiah Alvarez, 13, and his sister, Mia Alvarez, 15, pick up trash along Orange Terrace Parkway near their riverside homes in as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 17, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Volunteer Hilda Knapp cleans graffiti from a utility box along Orange Terrace Parkway Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, during a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press -Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful volunteers, left to right, Mia Alvarez, 15, Paul Knapp, 14, and Isaiah Alvarez, 13, remove a garage sale sign Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, along Orange Terrace Parkway in Riverside during a day of service for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Volunteer Isaak Alvarez, 9, crawls through a bush as he and Alexandria Knapp, 11, pick up trash Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, along Orange Terrace Parkway in Riverside during a day of service for the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Residents joined an effort led by Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce to clean up around town to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Among their tasks, they picked up trash, erased graffiti, removed signs and raked leaves.

The city’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon has again been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jill E. Washington