Registration still open for Saturday's 'Spring into Service' in Highland Heights

For immediate release…
Tuesday – April 9, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement will host "Spring into Service" to marshal a corps of students, faculty and citizens for a morning of hands-on volunteering this Saturday, April 13.

The center is collaborating with WNKU, the City of Highland Heights, Pantry of Hope of First Baptist Church, Highland Heights Community Gardens and Giving Fields (an organization who harvests fresh produce to benefit local food pantries and on-site feeding organizations).

Sign-in and free breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NKU's campus. Students, faculty, alumni and staff along with members of the community will gather before dispersing to provide service to local nonprofit organizations and businesses. At noon, volunteers are invited to return to NKU for a free celebratory lunch.

Service sites and projects for this year’s event include spreading mulch at various green spaces in Highland Heights, cleanup of a section of the AA Highway, installation of a wooden fence at Community Garden, planting at the Giving Fields, spring cleaning at the Pantry of Hope, home improvements for the elderly in Highland Heights and beautification of the Highland Heights gateway.

“Highland Heights is NKU’s home, so it is a special privilege for us to help spruce it up for spring,” said NKU President Geoffrey Mearns, “At NKU, community stewardship is a priority and Spring into Service is a good example of how our students put that value into practice.”

Registration for Spring into Service is still available. To register online, visit

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