630 E. Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas 78666
October 10, 2003
By Melissa Millecam
Six hundred and one Texas State University students will pitch in Saturday, October 11, in neighborhood cleanups and community projects in “Homecoming Bobcat Build Day.”
The big community service project will kick off homecoming week at Texas State, culminating with homecoming events on October 18.
Saturday’s cleanup will start at 8 a.m. at Bowie School with a welcome from Mayor Bob Habingreither and Dr. Denise Trauth, Texas State President.
The Wallace Addition and Blanco Gardens will participate in annual cleanups from 8 a.m. to noon with the assistance of dozens of students. Residents are invited to get rid of old appliances, furniture and brush.
The Wallace Addition will have dumpsters and a recycling site located on Luciano Flores Drive. Blanco Gardens will have its dumpsters and recycling located at Sturgeon Drive between River Road and Clair Street.
Residents are asked to begin taking trash to the dumpsters at 8 a.m. City and university volunteers will help people load and unload trash and brush.
Students will also volunteer at 22 other locations around San Marcos, washing school buses, reconstructing playgrounds, cleaning up the Courthouse Square, working at Habitat for Humanity houses, weeding at various agencies, painting rooms at a senior housing complex, bathing horses at AWARE, and collecting food for Food Bank.
“ Texas State students want to give back to the community,” said Kim Porterfield, Community Relations Coordinator at Texas State. “This is a fine example of what can be accomplished when the city and university work together.”
For more information, contact Porterfield at 512-757-0601 or Environmental Health Department at 512-393-8440.eah