USM’s “Big Event” gets big turnout for volunteer projects

USM’s “Big Event” gets big turnout for volunteer projects
USM students pick up trash along Hardy Street Saturday as part of the 8th annual "Big Event."

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -Hundreds of students from the University of Southern Mississippi spent their Saturday morning helping to improve the Hattiesburg community.

About 530 students took part in the 8th annual “Big Event.” It’s organized by USM’s Student Government Association and involves clean up projects and other volunteer work at more than two dozen sites across Hattiesburg.

The first “Big Event” was hosted in 2010.

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