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Big hearts evident at Big Event

More than 1,500 students gave back to the community by participating in the Big Event March 25.

Crews provided approximately 4,000 hours of service at 35 sites throughout Toledo.

The annual Big Event is the largest, one-day, student-run service project at the University when students come together to say “thank you” to the residents of Toledo, Bancroft Hills and Secor Gardens for their continual support throughout the years.

“The Big Event is a great way to let the Toledo community interact with our students and to see what a wonderful resource our students and UT are to the community,” said Dr. Page Armstrong, associate lecturer in the Jesup Scott Honors College and faculty adviser for the event.

Joyce Burkhart, center, played cards with Emily Greywacz, left, and Miranda Al-Zarraq at Oakleaf Village.

Brianna Barron helped clean up brush at UT’s Stranahan Arboretum.

A.J. Fairchild rototilled a garden area for Nightingales Harvest Cancer Family Pantry and Resource Center.

Helping clear the dirt of rocks and debris for a garden at Nightingales Harvest Cancer Family Pantry and Resource Center, were, from left, Krystal Nelson, Sofia Bianchi, Allison Cheevers and Natalie Oesch.