Over 1,000 Bloomsburg University students gathered at the town fountain at 8 a.m. to kick off The Big Event. The rain didn’t hold anyone back as students prepared the tools they needed to clean-up the town. The Big Event is one of the largest community service projects in the nation. Tasks such as raking leaves, cleaning and washing windows, weeding, and painting will be performed at various residents homes. The Big Event was started as a way for students to say “Thank You” to the surrounding community as well as give back and show appreciation for the town they live in.