Super Jam visits nation’s capital
Published 5:03 pm Thursday, August 20, 2015
It was a 5 a.m. departure from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Aug. 14 on a chartered bus for the youth and staff of the Franklin Summer Super Jam program with Washington, D.C. as their destination.
Upon arriving in the nation’s capital, the first stop was the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. After many photos and selfies, the next stop was the Lincoln Memorial.
Many of the group leaders at that point split directions and traveled in various directions. While some groups continued to the White House, where they viewed both the back and the front of the home of the nation’s president, others selected to venture into many of the Smithsonian museums that are located in the National Mall area of Washington.
Having a lot of traveling to cover during the day visit, a group selected to beat the walking by traveling on the Metro bus and also the light rail line.
The group also used the new DC Circulator bus, which makes its rounds through the National Mall area.
In all, it was a very enjoyable and educational trip for the youth that they will be able to remember for many years.
The Franklin Summer Super Jam program is sponsored by the Franklin Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia and the Franklin Department of Parks & Recreation.