MLK Commission honors Macon-Bibb sanitation workers
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 50 sanitation workers were honored on Friday morning at the Frank Johnson Community Center for their service.
MLK Commission members, along with local partners including the NAACP and several elected officials, sponsored the traditional southern feast. The morning included a few selections by a vocalist, and a tribute from the commission.
The commission’s chairperson, Elaine Lucas, says there are more than 200 men and women employed with Macon-Bibb County’s Public Works Department who go beyond their duties to make sure the county is always clean.
"Sanitation workers… do the dirtiest work, do the hardest labor and are generally paid the least," Lucas adds. "This is just the MLK Commission’s way of saying we appreciate you, and we want the entire community to remember how valuable and how important you are."