More than 2,000 expected at UL-Lafayette’s “Big Event”

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BAYOU VISTA, La. (KLFY)— More than 2,100 UL-Lafayette students, faculty, and staff will join together in this year’s “Big Event” to spend a day sprucing up the community, according to an event organizer.

The daylong community service project will be held Oct. 22.

Volunteers will spread out to more than 30 sites across several parishes to pick up litter, plant trees, paint school and public parks, and remove illegal signs from roadways and medians.

“Dozens of students, faculty, and staff work together to make the ‘Big Event’ a success,” said UL-Lafayette Dean of Community Service, “but the students really deserve the credit for pulling it off.”

According to a news release, afterwards, those who participated will be able to attend a block party on McKinley Street to celebrate a job well done.

The “Big Event” began in 1982 at Texas A&M and grew to more than 72 universities across the nation.

If you would like to be part of the event or learn more, Click Here.

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