The 27th annual Northern Berkshire Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service was held on the holiday that honors the civil rights leader. It's organized by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition each year to honor & continue King’s commitment to service to the community.

MCLA’s Venable Hall was the staging area for volunteers to gather. Iberkshires.com reports that about 200 people answered the call. Some headed out to winterize homes, collect donations, and help with tasks for organizations such as the Goodwill, Northern Berkshire Family YMCA, the Youth Center at Cheshire School, Habitat for Humanity, and First Congregational Church. Others stayed in the gym to work on service projects. Everyone regrouped for an early afternoon luncheon and program, highlighted by the presentation of the Peacemaker Award.

This year that honor went Adams Selectman James "Jim" Bush for his involvement in a long list of community initiatives and organizations.