Throughout Central Texas, Texans celebrated the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior by giving back to their community. More than 5-hundred people got up early this morning to clean up East Austin. It was all part of the United Way's 15th annual MLK day of service.
Volunteers met at J. J. Seabrook park to pick up supplies, then they moved on to the hard work of picking up trash on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.
This year the project was expanded an extra mile to Chicon Street.
Organizers say Doctor King encouraged everyone to make their community better and they felt his spirit there today.
State representative Dawnna Dukes was out there this morning.
She says since the United Way started this project they've noticed less trash on the street.