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1,600 students came out to help at The Big Event in Tallahassee

Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-25 11:34:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - There were a lot of big events in Tallahassee Saturday, including one literally called The Big Event.

For the past 11 years, FSU, FAMU and TCC have banded together to volunteer at different nonprofits around the Capital City.

Event organizers said about 1,600 students spent their Saturday helping out.

It's all about giving back and showing gratitude for the Leon County community.

"To say thank you to the community for giving back from FAMU, TCC, and Florida State students," said Jamie Handy, The Big Event Assistant Director. "We understand Leon County host all these college students, so we want to be able to say thank you for having us all around here."

The Big Event is the largest one-day student-run service project in Tallahassee.