Baylor Students Step Out Into Community March 22

March 18, 1997

WACO, Texas -- More than 2,000 Baylor University students will give aid to various individuals and organizations in the Waco community on Saturday, March 22, during "Steppin' Out," a day of community service. Now in its 11th year, the event begins at 8 a.m. and will run for approximately three to four hours. During those hours, students will paint houses, visit nursing homes, tutor elementary school students, participate in agricultural projects and numerous other service activities.

Tool pick-up is set for 8 a.m. in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Students needing shovels, paint brushes, trash bags, etc., will collect their supplies before going to their assigned worksites.

Service opportunities will be available at approximately 70 locations throughout the Waco area. Students from approximately 80 campus organizations such as honor societies, fraternities and sororities, student associations and residence halls have signed up to participate in the event.

When the work shifts are completed, students will gather from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SUB Bowl for a "Celebration of Service." Students will share their experiences of the day while enjoying music, door prizes, food and fellowship.

Since its inception in 1985, Steppin' Out has grown to be one of the largest university service programs in the nation. The day of service has served as a model for other universities' service projects.

"I participated in Steppin' Out my freshman year, and I thought it was a cool idea. I've been involved every year since then," said Lyn Waynor, public relations chair for Steppin' Out.

For more information, contact Waynor at 756-7310.

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