CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: A group of adults and children volunteered at the Lifting Spirits Miniature Therapy Horses facility in Andover as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. This year, Andover public schools have decided to celebrate King’s legacy with the first ever APS Service Day.

Organizers said the service day was created in the spirit of King’s philosophy of dedicating one’s life to helping others.

Lifting Spirits Miniature Therapy Horses mission is to provide mobile equine assisted activity services to children and adults of all ages and abilities. Research has shown that equine therapy has positive mental, social, educational, spiritual and physical benefits. 1/18/2021