Spring Hill hosted a campus day of service event on Nov. 5 dedicated to cleaning up around certain locations on the Hill.
Students, faculty, and staff joined forces to tidy up various locations on campus. Those involved were recommended to wear comfortable clothing because they would probably get dirty as they were handling soil and planting flowers and bushes. The day’s work was organized by the Center for Student Involvement. Also joining in the cleanup were organizations such as the Greenkeepers club and members of Greek life.
The cleanup began at the Fairway apartments between Langan and Andrews around noon and ended at 2 p.m. Langan resident Leslie-Favorite Williams explains, “I was really excited to hear that they were adding plants and bushes. I think the Fairways needed some sort of facelift and the red mulch really adds a beautiful pop of color to the apartments. The apartments usually look bland but now it looks like a whole new complex.”
Attendees planted bushes, pulled weeds, and placed mulch in the flower beds around the exterior of the Fairway apartments. Tools such as gardening shovels and gloves were provided or attendees could even bring their own. Students, faculty, and staff used this time not only to spruce up the campus but also to come together and bond.
According to CSI, they would like to promote the campus coming together and supporting facilities with outdoor work so they may focus on some bigger projects now and later in the semester.
Senior Blake Flood shares, “The campus service day was an amazing opportunity. Not only was I able to beautify the place my friends live, but I also got the chance to socialize with members of faculty and staff.” Blake, who also lives in the Fairways shared that he would love to see more days of service like this.
CSI looks to expand campus service days moreover the remainder of the school year. There are talks of another campus service day before the semester ends in December.