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Penn State students hold day of service

By: Lauren Hensley

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.-- Not all students are participating in the student-created holiday State Pattys Day.  In fact, one student group is working to change what the student-created holiday is all about. 

In an effort to curb the drinking-related issues, the Council of LionHearts, a student organization, is gathering volunteers to participate in over 30 projects throughout the State College area. 

One of the projects underway is cleaning State Sweep, cleaning up the downtown of State College.

"With the student-created State Pattys Day, it really kind of starts kind of a lot of fear within the community, with groups Ive been a part of, town members are really afraid to leave their house on this day. By offering the State Day of Service we are trying to build a better atmosphere for the day and have people come out and help us do service and be a part of the community, Zane Douglass, Council of the LionHearts said.

Rougly, 1,000 students signed up to volunteer for State Day of Service.  Meanwhile, other student organizations are making sure those who do participate are being safe.   Volunteers with are handing out over 1,000 bottles of water.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times