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