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UK GREEKS CLEAN UP LEXINGTON,
SAVE A FOREST

By Selena Stevens

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"Greek Service Day allows us an excellent opportunity to show that we care about the environment we live in."
D.J. Tichy, UK Panhellenic philanthropy chair

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April 4, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – The University of Kentucky Greek community is giving its members an opportunity to clean up.  More than 500 UK students will take part in “The Great American Cleanup” during Greek Service Day April 8.

“This event is a chance for the Greeks to give back to the community and experience the excitement of volunteering,” said D.J. Tichy, UK Panhellenic philanthropy chair. “Greek Service Day allows us an excellent opportunity to show that we care about the environment we live in.”

“The Great American Cleanup,” a national project to pick up trash and recyclables, is sponsored locally by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Fayette and several surrounding counties are participating in the event which runs through April 29. The UK Greek community will begin its day cleaning up in the Transylvania Park neighborhood at 9 a.m.

Also on April 8, the students will take part in a reforestation project sponsored by LFUCG. In “Reforest the Bluegrass,” students will plant trees in Masterson Station Park. The students also will be on hand to feed the homeless at area churches.

Students will meet at the Newman Center, 320 Rose Lane, at 9 a.m. to travel to their service locations.

For more information about Greek Service Day, contact D.J. Tichy at 323-7486 or the Greek Affairs Office at 257-3151.


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