UNT PRSSA participates in the The Big Event
March 30, 2015
DENTON, Texas (March 30, 2015) – The PRSSA Chapter at the University of North Texas served the Denton community at the annual Big Event on Saturday, March 28.
The Big Event is a nationally recognized day of service where volunteers serve their local community. Projects included gardening, creating food kits for the hungry, and picking up trash. The Big Event is part of UNT’s commitment to serve the community.
The event was from 7:30 a.m.—12 p.m. in Denton County. UNT PRSSA members joined over 2,500 UNT students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the breakfast and kick off rally at the Onstead Promenade, located on UNT campus.
UNT Vice President of Student Affairs Elizabeth With rallied the energized crowd with words of encouragement and pride. “Truly, thank you for all you do,” said Elizabeth With.
UNT PRSSA arrived at McNair Elementary at 8:30 a.m. to improve the Environmental Learning Area. The volunteers trimmed branches, raked old leaves, and removed weeds and other unwanted plants from the garden.
“I love participating in it. It is my second year,” said Kelly Norman, the chapter’s Vice President of Public Relations. “I think it was a really good thing to do because it helps out the community and it’s great to give back.”
The UNT PRSSA chapter returned to Onstead Promenade for a post-service celebration from noon to 2 p.m. The volunteers were treated with free pizza and live music.
UNT PRSSA Historian