The Big Event marked its 10th anniversary in April in a big way. More than 1,000 PSU students turned out on a rainy day to rake, paint, clean and do other jobs in the community that students call home, at least for their years in Pittsburg. Organizers said it was the largest turnout in Big Event history.

The Big Event is a community service project designed to give back to the community and show the students’ appreciation for the support it receives from Pittsburg and the surrounding area. Students participate individually and in groups, including the sororities and fraternities and campus groups like the Residence Hall Assembly.

Participants said they enjoyed both the experience of community service and working with other students for a good cause.