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  • Dixie State Students to Clean Up Ridgetop Complex for Campus to Community Service Project
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 02/14/14 - 01:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - With the City of St. George utilizing the Ridgetop Complex for more city events, Dixie State University students have stepped forward to provide hundreds of volunteers to help the city clean up the facility. The event will take place on Thursday, February 27, from 4-6 p.m., at the Ridgetop Complex (the former St. George Municipal Airport).

    The project is part of DSU's Campus to Community program, sponsored by the DSU Student Government, DSU Service and Community Engagement Center, and the DSU Athletics Department.

    “This generation of students is innately service oriented," says Jordon Sharp, DSU Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Jordon Sharp. "Campus to Community events provides students a way to directly give back to the community that provides so much support to the University.”

    DSU’s Campus to Community program consists of one large-scale community service project each semester. Past Campus to Community projects have included: planting trees for the new Southern Utah Water Conservation Gardens, building a Habitat for Humanity home, a book drive to benefit literacy in local schools, and several “CANSTOCK” food drives for the Dixie Care and Share. Last semester, DSU's Campus to Community project provided 50,000 individual macaroni and cheese meals for the local Utah Food Bank.

    “The last Campus to Community brought 500 volunteers together from the community and the university and all of the meals were packaged, cleaned up, and sent off in less than an hour and a half," said John Brooksby, DSU Coordinator of Clubs and Service. "We are hoping for similar support for this next event.”

    A bus will be meeting in front of the DSU Student Activity Center at 3:30 p.m. the day of the event for those students needing transportation. For more information please contact DSU Coordinator of Clubs and Service John Brooksby at 435-652-7738.

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