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Big Event goes on despite storms

April 16, 2012 12:00AM

Jeff Fetzer, left, and Nick Jegen, right, hold a bag for leaf raker Derek Weigel during the Big Event. All are members of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

When nearly 1,000 PSU students gathered at the Weede PE Building for the Big Event community service project on Saturday, the forecast was pretty awful. Forecasters expected the storms that rolled through the area in the early morning hours to continue for much of the day -- not the best weather for raking leaves, painting and cleaning gutters.

Organizers of the event gave the student volunteers the option of taking a chance that the weather would improve or rescheduling their work with the homeowners for a clearer day. As it turned out, those who rolled the dice ended up working in almost ideal spring weather.

There were no losers, however, as the work scheduled at the 110 Pittsburg homes will all get done, just on a different schedule than originally planned.

Big Event workers

Sigma Chi brothers Sean Muldoon, left, and Deven Triebel clean out a gutter during PSU’s annual Big Event on Saturday, April 14.

©2012 Pittsburg State University