Tarleton State University students and faculty were up bright and early Saturday morning to take part in the annual Tarleton Round-Up.

Tarleton's student leadership programs coordinate the annual event as a day of service when those involved work together to assist the Stephenville community.

Students set out early in the morning and headed to their assigned project locations where anything could be awaiting them.

Some members of the Delta Zeta sorority were chosen to work at the Stephenville Historical Museum where they dug up dead cactus and other foliage.

"No matter whether it's cactus or anything else, Delta Zeta is really about giving back to the community because Tarleton and the city of Stephenville have done so much for us," said member Merlina Cisneros. "We love participating in Round-Up and we really come out here and enjoy ourselves while making our community a better place."

Other projects included raking leaves, cleaning up Stephenville City Park and more.

Patrick Larbarbera, a freshman at Tarleton, was stationed at the Erath County Courthouse where he and others swept the parking lot of dirt, leaves and trash.

"Having all of us students get out and help clean up the community is so beneficial. It shows that Tarleton itself and the residents of Stephenville that we really care about our town," Larbarbera said.