The Big Event is an annual service project held at Texas A&M. This year on April 25th, thousands of students from A&M gathered to serve the Bryan-College Station community. Autism Speaks U was one of the numerous student organizations that participated.
Before heading to their designated residents' house, all the students met at Kyle Field to eat breakfast, collect their tools, and get excited. ASU had a table where we passed out stickers and bracelets and offered free face-painting. We were also able to spread awareness of Autism Speaks and its mission.
At around 8:45, we drove to the house of our appointed resident, who happened to be a friendly police officer. While we were there, the 7 of us split into small groups and focused on different tasks. These tasks included weeding, trimming bushes, and even cutting down a tree! Our resident was nice enough to buy us pizza and offer drinks.
We finished at about 2 pm, and by then, we were exhausted (in a good way!). Still, we had a lot of fun and are looking forward to participating again next year!