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The Gift of Service

Posted by Jennifer Ortega | August 13, 2012 / 02:30pm | Local News
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - Hundreds of Mississippi State University students, faculty and staff were out today cleaning up our area in what's called Service Dawg Day. It's not your typical 1st day on campus for close to 300 MSU students. "Service Dawgs Day is a student organization here at MSU and it's basically an army of students that goes around and does community service... It's great because many of these students are freshman, they just moved in Saturday so one of the first things they're doing is participating in community service," says Program Coodinator Meggan Franks.

The Maroon Volunteer Center along with 8 MSU organizations hosted the event. Groups of volunteers including students and faculty were shuttled to their assigned site locations and got right to work. "I had the wristband area and as students came up we told then about their site leader, where they were, where they were heading to, and then the shuttle that they were on," says MSU Grad Student Courtney Allen.

Students got down and dirty at one of the sites, raking leaves, picking up loose limbs and cleaning up their local cemetery. "Even though I'm from Jackson, It just feels good just helping out to my community because I go to school here and its just good to make your city look beautiful," added Site Leader Mercedes Allen. With all of the community students are doing Starkville is sure to look cleaner and beautiful for the up and coming football season.
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