15th annual Tarleton Round-Up to be held April 6
By K’Leigh Bedingfield –
On April 6, hundreds of Tarleton State University volunteers will come together to give back to the Stephenville community.
The 15th annual Tarleton Round-Up is a day full of service projects that gives students a chance to help out the community members of Stephenville with yard work and household chores. One of the Round-Up’s coordinators, Lorie Holman, says she “hopes that all of the students can get a lot out of this leadership opportunity.”
Round-Up is a part of Tarleton’s leadership program that encourages students to get involved with volunteer work and to develop leadership skills and values. It is one of the largest outreach programs that Student Leadership Programs coordinates.
Volunteers will be doing projects such as raking leaves, tending to flower beds, washing windows and household chores. The expected number of people helping out at Round-Up includes approximately 600 volunteers.
“It was easy to get volunteers for Round-Up. So many students were willing and excited to help out,” said Holman. “I am also glad that I’m able to give back. It is so good to see how appreciative these people are for the things that we are doing for them.”
Julie Wilkes, another Round-Up coordinator, says she hopes this event “will give students more awareness of the volunteer opportunities there are on campus.”
“Round-Up is a learning experience and students have been more than happy to help,” Wilkes continued.
The event will begin at Texan Alley where everyone will check in and get their assignments for each job site. Breakfast and tools will be provided for the volunteers.
For those interested in Round-Up, registration can be done online on Tarleton’s leadership website.
“We will take as many volunteers as we can get… [Helping the community] is what it’s all about,” Holman said.