More than 200 Tarleton State University students will work their way across the city Saturday to help their neighbors with service projects.
Tarleton Round-Up is a one-day, large-scale project for students who will volunteer to work at almost 40 job sites. Some of the jobs, mostly involving elderly residents’ homes, include painting, raking leaves, trimming trees, washing windows, picking up trash and weeding flower gardens.
Tarleton Director of Student Leadership Programs, Johnny Robinson, said the project is a way for students and faculty members to give back to the community and network with each other.
“We’ve been doing this for 11 years,” Robinson said. “It’s a student run, student community project.”
Robinson said the students will help residents with spring cleaning.
“Things you and I take for granted,” Robinson said.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the volunteers will be divided into groups of five or six to tackle the projects. Robinson said once the work is complete, the groups will meet at 1 p.m. for lunch.