Bixby High Students Put on Day of Volunteering
The Bixby High School Interact Club sponsored the Bixby Big Event on Saturday, March 2. The Big Event is the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, with 125 high schools and colleges participating. This was Bixby’s 4th year to put on the event.
With eight committees and 20 members, the students prepared for this day of service since October. From talking with sponsors to chatting with local businesses, the Interact Club organized 18 projects for this year’s event. The projects placed a focus on giving back and saying “thank you” to the community. Volunteers cleaned, painted, and landscaped at the district schools, picked up trash at the local parks, and gave back to the police and fire departments, among other things.
Numerous clubs, sports teams, and other organizations selected projects for their group to take on. Last year, about 330 students, faculty, and staff registered to take part in the event. This year, the
Interact Club topped that number, and helped their community in even bigger ways.
The Big Event started at Texas A&M in 1982 and has become a nationwide tradition, resulting in a collective 957,668 service hours completed since its formation. It began in Bixby in 2016 as a project of the Interact Club. Interact is Rotary International’s high school service club. It promotes the idea of “service above self,” and furthering goodwill both on a local and international level. For more information about the Big Event visit bixbybigevent.com.