Inauguration app puts you closer to festivities in Washington, D.C.

CINCINNATI - Four years ago, it's estimated 1.8 million Americans crammed onto the National Mall to see the first African-American President sworn into office.

Back then, watching history meant dealing with a bunch of crowds and bone-chilling cold air. Now, there's an app that will allow you to still watch history in the making without all the commotion.
 
The inaugural committee has created an app which will allow Americans around the country to follow the inauguration events for President Barack Obama from the comfort of their home, office, or even their car.
 
You can have a front row seat to many of the events just by grabbing your mobile phone. The free download is available on iTunes  as well as the Google store.
 
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Volunteer in honor of Martin Luther King
 
President Obama is encouraging Americans to volunteer as part of a National Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day.
 
The Freestore Foodbank and its volunteers will gather on Fountain Square to observe the holiday with a Power Pack-a-Thon.
 
"We get a bunch of volunteers together to prepare power packs and power packs is really a bag of nutritious food that we give out to kids on the weekends so they don't go hungry," said Freestore Foodbank CEO Kurt Reiber.
 
The Foodbank delivers 4,000 power packs to 90 Tri-state schools each week.
 
"The power packs will have single serving of Ravioli and a single serving of Spaghetti-O's. It will also have some cereal and have some milk in there," Reiber said.
 
The 2013 MLK Day of Service Power Pack-a-thon is Monday, January 21  from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Fountain Square.

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