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Big Event aims to serve community

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
April 17, 2012 at 7:05 p.m.
Updated April 17, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.


IF YOU GO:

WHAT: The Big Event, non-denominational community service projects for area youth

WHEN: Noon Saturday

WHERE: Victoria East High School parking lot, 4103 E. Mockingbird Lane

MORE INFO: Heather Keller, 361-582-6783, hkeller2@live.com or facebook.com/victoriabigevent

Victoria youth are coming together in service on Saturday to glorify God. The fourth annual "Big Event" invites area youth of all denominations to participate in service projects throughout the Crossroads.

Among the projects included in the Big Event are pulling weeds and trash pick up at the Texas Zoo, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, and the Riverside Park duck pond; cleaning out the motor room at the Vine School, and playing bingo with residents of Homewood Residence and Twin Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Home.

Those interested will meet for project assignments at East High School parking lot at noon. Projects begin at 1 p.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m.

Sneakers and practical clothing are encouraged. Participants under 18 years old must fill out a volunteer form and have it signed by a parent or guardian. A community service waiver form can be downloaded on the Big Event's Facebook page.

Following the day of service, a concert featuring Jeff and Jourdan Johnson will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Power Avenue Warehouse, which includes inspirational speaker Nate Lytle and illusionist Ted Schwank. Copies of Lytle's book will be on sale at the concert.

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