Steppin Out' Photo Opportunities April 3

April 2, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Nearly 3,000 Baylor University students and community volunteers will take part in Baylor's "Steppin' Out" day of service from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at about 100 jobs sites throughout Waco and surrounding areas.

One of the largest college community service projects in the United States, Steppin' Out volunteers will assist local residents, schools, churches and organizations by painting houses, cleaning up yards, doing repair work and much more. Following the day's activities, volunteers will enjoy a "Celebration of Service" back on the Baylor campus, with free t-shirts, food and a concert by Recycled Percussion at Waco Hall.

The mission of the Steppin' Out is to enhance student involvement in community service, while growing community awareness, interaction and collaboration between Baylor and the Waco community. Steppin' Out is frequently used as a foundation for the establishment of community service programs throughout the country.

Tools and supplies for Baylor's Steppin' Out volunteer groups are provided by the Baylor/Waco Foundation, a "hometown" organization that supports projects that enhance the quality of life in Central Texas.

For more information, call the Steppin' Out office at (254) 710-3199. For interviews on Saturday, contact Shelly Anderson, Steppin' Out public relations chair, at mobile (405) 570-0501 or Jessica Truglio, Baylor's coordinator of community service, at mobile (254) 855-2088.


STEPPIN' OUT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

  • Asian Student Association
    4132 Acree
    Take I-35 South and exit Valley Mills Drive. Turn left on West Industrial Blvd., which turns into Sherry Lane. Turn left on Columbus Ave. and turn right on Acree Street.
    Yard work
  • Baylor Leadership Council and Baylor Activities Council
    Waco Creek on the Baylor campus
    Cleaning out the creek
  • Beta Theta Pi
    3313 Bagby Ave.
    Take I-35 South and exit Valley Mills. Take a left onto Bagby.
    Painting
  • Freshman Class Council and Freshman Leadership Organization
    900 W. Lake Shore Dr.
    Take University Parks Drive toward downtown until the road turns into Cameron Park Drive. Bear right onto Sturgis Road and then take a right on Herring Avenue (there should be a stoplight). Continue on the ramp, and the road will turn into Lyle Avenue. Turn right on North 18th Street. Continue straight until you come to Park Lake Drive. Take a left and then a right on North 31st Street, then a right on Lake Shore Drive.
    Participate in aquatic park clean-up, spring cleaning of the pool, concession area, slides, pool furniture, etc.
  • Heavenly Voices
    1701 N. Fourth St.
    Cameron Park Zoo
    Participate in rock and soil movement in the South America exhibit
  • Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon
    2205 Live Oak
    Take I-35 South and take the 17th/18th Street exit. Turn right onto 17th street, which will turn into 18th street after about two miles. Continue on 18th Street through the Colcord intersection and turn left onto Live Oak Avenue.
    Painting
  • Kappa Chi Alpha and BYX (Brothers Under Christ)
    2401 S. 24th St.
    Take Fifth Street and turn right on Daughtrey Avenue. Take a left on S. Seventh Street. Turn right onto LaSalle Avenue. Turn left on S. 18th Street. Turn right onto Primrose Drive. Turn left onto S 24th Street.
    Painting
  • Korean Student Association
    1601 JJ Flewellen
    Take I-35 North, exit MLK Blvd. Turn left under the freeway. Turn right on Faulkner, then left on JJ Flewellen to Carver Academy.
    Painting and repairing swings and benches outside
  • Magellan Society and DARE Bear
    5400 Laurel Lake Dr.
    Take I-35 South and exit Valley Mills Drive. Turn right on Wooded Acres and turn right. Cross Bosque Blvd. and go two blocks to Laurel Lake Drive. Turn left on Laurel Lake and go 1.5 blocks up to Stilwell Retirement Residence.
    Wash residents' cars and do outside window washing
  • Phi Kappa Chi, Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Delta Delta
    Lake Waco, Speegleville Park
    Take I-35 South to Hwy. 6 (Loop 340) toward Meridian. Go over the twin bridges. Take a right at Speegleville Park. Meet at the pavilion.
    Clean the shoreline of Lake Waco


SATURDAY CONTACTS:

Shelly Anderson, Steppin' Out public relations chair, mobile (405) 570-0501

Jessica Truglio, Baylor's coordinator of community service, mobile (254) 855-2088

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