Armed with rakes, paintbrushes and trash bags, 601 Salisbury University students participated in the 10th annual Big Event community cleanup day on Saturday, April 12.
Following opening ceremonies in Red Square with SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Mayor James Ireton and Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan, who praised the students’ efforts, crews dispersed across Salisbury to help campus neighbors and beautify public spaces held by the City and non-profit agencies.
They worked well into the afternoon at locations including Salisbury Zoological Park and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. They also assisted, by request, 59 area residents with household chores, such as raking leaves, cleaning attics, painting and other maintenance projects. Individuals, as well as some 30 student clubs and organizations, volunteered.
Members of the Student Government Association and Dr. Dane Foust, vice president of student affairs, applauded everyone who turned out to “give back” to the community.
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