By Jessi McIntosh
Louisiana Tech students and organizations will take part in the annual volunteer project “Big Event” on April 23.
This project is put on by the campus’s Student Government Association to aid in the growth and cleanliness of the community.
Bright and early at 8 a.m. the organizations will meet together at Joe Aillet Stadium where they will then be dispersed around Lincoln Parish to serve the residents of the community. Some examples of tasks the students will be taking on consist of painting, yard work, house washing and other services. In the past years, the students have volunteered at over 80 locations throughout the parish.
SGA President Kiarra Bombard said, “Big Event is one of the best representations of the Tech Family. My first Big Event as a freshman followed the 2019 tornado. To see so many college students willing to spend a Saturday doing anything they were able in order to restore our campus and town. That day was one of the things that inspired me to become SGA president. I wanted to lead a community that prioritized coming together in hardship but also to serve. Every Big Event since has been one of my favorite SGA events. It gives students the opportunity to connect with Ruston by lending a helping hand.”
Big Event also is a way Louisiana Tech Greek organizations start a week they call “Greek Week.” This week is a competition between the Greek organizations in which they play games against each other while also helping the Tech community.
This year Greek Week will take place April 25-29. This week will consist of activities such as a song fest, notes and floats, letter writing, and farm games.
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