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MTSU students will go green at playground April 16 for ‘The BIG Event’

MTSU’s Student Government Association will do its part to enhance the greenery around one of Murfreesboro’s most popular recreation spots this Saturday, April 16.

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“The BIG Event” will take place at 8 a.m. April 16 the at Kids’ Castle Playground, located at 200 Golf Lane off Old Fort Parkway, in partnership with the MTSU Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and the United Way.

“The BIG Event” is one of the nation’s largest one-day community service projects involving college students.

Hundreds of MTSU students have participated for the last several years, helping the community by painting and cleaning buildings, delivering meals to senior citizens, building a children’s play area and organizing donations for a local mission.

“Students will be joining forces with the community to celebrate the centennial of National Park Day,” said Myeshia Burchett, a senior nursing major from Memphis, Tennessee, and SGA’s philanthropic coordinator.

More than 400 volunteers, including students and community members, are expected to help cut down invading flora, plant new trees and remove trash from the area. More details are available at www.mtsu.edu/sga/bigevent.php.

“MTSU SGA is ready to give back and make this year bigger than ever,” said Burchett.

For more information, call Burchett at 615-494-8912 or sgaphil@mtsu.edu. Sign up to volunteer at https://mtsu.collegiatelink.net.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)