Call for DC Bloggers: ServiceNation New Era of Service Breakfast 1/19

Attention all blogging/Tweeting types who couldn't get a ticket to the inauguration despite your best Congress-person harassing cajoling: Here's your chance to be part of the action the day before for FREE through ServiceNation's New Era of Service breakfast and service event right here in DC at Ballou Senior High School.

The ServiceNation folks are looking for a few (or more!) good bloggers to attend as press and live blog/Tweet the event. Admission is free. There might even be a bagel in it for you.

What else is in it for you? So glad you asked ...

* You get to be part of a campaign to promote and expand the American tradition of citizen service.

* You get to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and report on President-elect Obama's vision for service and strong, bipartisan support for service in the Congress.

* What, doing good still isn't doing it for ya? Fine. Then you'll be front row center for some major celeb sightings, including speakers Martin Luther King III, hunky hunk DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Tobey Maguire, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, and Richard Stengel.

Then after the eggs and bacon are gone, guests are invited to participate in a service project with coalition partners at Simon Elementary School (401 Mississippi Avenue, SE), just a few blocks from the breakfast.

Come get great pictures and interviews as volunteers beautify the school by painting classrooms and murals, transforming the library, and more.

Still with me? Excellent! Here are the deets:
Monday, January 19, 2009
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Ballou Senior High School
3401, 4th Street, SE, Washington, D.C.
(1.7 miles from the Anacostia Metro Station on the Green Line, free shuttle bus available to venue)
If you want to attend the breakfast and/or service event, please RSVP to: Amy Weiss (Amy[at]pointblankpa(dot)com), Debra Reed (Debra[at]pointblankpa(dot)com), and/or Joseph Porcelli (jporcelli[at]bethechangeinc(dot)com). Include your blog title and/or Twitter handle.

P.S. Susannah and I will be there reporting live, so remember to check back here at IMS and at the shiny new Color of Happiness for our coverage on Monday! And if you decide to go, come find us in the press area -- we like saying HI.

Image by ServiceNation