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April 4th, 2008
Bobcat Build this Saturday

Kim Porterfield
Texas State University

WHAT: Bobcat Build – a one-day community service project featuring more than 3000 Texas State student volunteers, who will tackle about 150 community projects. Greeks, student organizations and individuals will be doing “extreme home makeovers,” cleaning city greenspace areas, working on school playground and other school facilities, helping with neighborhood clean-ups, working at United Way of Hays County agencies, holding college awareness fairs for low income housing areas, painting homes, helping out at churches, and dozens of other projects to benefit the San Marcos community.

Great opportunity for footage or still photography.

DATE: April 5, 2008

7:30am: Registration begins at Bobcat Stadium Parking Lot on Aquarena Springs Drive.

8:00am: Brief program featuring the Aspretica band, Texas State University President Denise Trauth, District 45 State Representative Patrick Rose, San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz and the Bobcat Build Planning Organization.

8:30: Students dismissed to jobsites to work until 1p.m.

WHERE: Registration and program will be held at Texas State University Bobcat Stadium located on Aquarena Springs Drive.

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0 thoughts on “Bobcat Build this Saturday

  1. This is a great program. Is it open to non-students as well? It would be really cool if we got students and non-students working together on things like this.

  2. Ted, next year we will include you on the volunteer list! Thanks to all the adult volunteers from across the City, the many Texas State students and the Texas State Bobcat Build administration this year’s efforts, at least in the downtown area, proved to be a tremendous success. The weather cooperated to make the event even better. It is great to see the spirit of the youth that are in school here focused on making San Marcos an even better place to both live and work.

  3. I did get some pictures of the crew working the Sagewood area. Unfortunately, they were faster than me and by the time I finished all of my work at the house and got over there, they were enjoying a well earned lunch at Pam couch’s house.

    Amy and I walked to Sagewood to check out the dumpster they filled. Pretty impressive and the street looks great.

    The pictures of the crew and a shot of the dumpster are here:

    Thanks again to everyone! We really appreciate the help.

  4. I worked from 8a to 2p on about 8 houses in the Rio Vista neighborhood. The students had great attitudes and worked hard. Not just students; there was a group from Wal-Mart that out-worked everyone. We did a lot of good and the program does what it was intended to do – help people and build a better relationship between students and non-students. Thanks to all who volunteered and donated.

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