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Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria to highlight Day of Service

Chelsea Clinton will serve as the honorary chair of the day of service that will kick off President Obama’s inauguration weekend Saturday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said today.

Clinton, 32, will make a special appearance at the Service Summit on the Mall on Saturday, where dozens of service organizations will be arrayed in a large tent. Visitors can do service projects — such as painting a portable mural or filling backpacks for needy children — on the spot.

A number of well-known figures, such as actress Eva Longoria, television personality Star Jones, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (the vice president’s son) and U.S. Rep. and Iraq veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), will join Clinton to speak at the service fair on themes community resilience, faith and economic development, the committee said.

Clinton, who works with her father’s foundation and global initiative and as a special correspondent for NBC, said she was “deeply grateful” to take part in Saturday’s festivities.

“There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service,” Clinton said in a statement. “Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit.”

The president and first lady Michelle Obama have chosen to make Saturday a special day of service to highlight volunteerism in the country, and will be participating in service projects throughout the day, as they did in 2009. Volunteer activities around the country are planned.

Annie Gowen is The Post’s India bureau chief and has reported for the Post throughout South Asia and the Middle East.
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