AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The green space outside the Auburn University Student Center will be filled with more than 2,200 Auburn University students at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, as they kick off the 12th annual BIG Event with special guests Alabama Rep. Mark Tuggle and City of Auburn Mayor Bill Ham. The BIG Event has become an Auburn tradition as students give back to the surrounding community.
Beginning at 9 a.m., teams of students will visit 168 job sites including Opelika Municipal Park, Loachapoka High School, Magnolia Place Assisted Living facility and other homes, businesses, churches and schools to perform a variety of tasks like landscaping, painting and pressure-washing.
“This year’s BIG Event, with the slogan of ‘One BIG family, One BIG difference, One BIG Event,’ is all about connecting the Auburn community,” said James Prewitt, assistant executive director of the BIG Event. “The BIG Event is an amazing opportunity to show the people of the community how Auburn students appreciate them for allowing us to call Auburn home.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – More than 2,000 Auburn University students will gather Saturday, March 23, on the green space outside the Student Center for the 9 a.m. kick-off of the 11th annual BIG Event.
Teams of students will then spread out into the community to more than 150 homes, businesses, churches and schools to perform a variety of tasks including planting flowers, painting homes and doing yard work. By 10 a.m., they will be working at various local sites including Notasulga High School, Auburn Village Christian Church, Town Creek Park and Chewacla State Park.
AUBURN –The morning of March 24, more than 3,000 Auburn University students will gather on the green space outside the Student Center for the kick-off of the 10th annual BIG Event. Students describe the annual event as a way of saying thank you to the community for its being an incredible place to live and learn.
After kick-off at 9 a.m., teams will go to more than 200 homes, businesses, churches and schools to perform a variety of tasks including planting flowers, painting homes and doing yard work.