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It's time to “Plant the Campus Red”

Its dirt under your fingernails and sweat in your eyes, but after working for a couple of hours to Plant the Campus Red, you will feel the Peay Pride.

On Saturday, April 26, a group of volunteers once again will gather to Plant the Campus Red." Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the McCord Building parking lot.

The annual event is a chance for students, faculty, staff and the community to come together and beautify the campus with flowers and plants.
It's dirt under your fingernails and sweat in your eyes, but after working for a couple of hours to “Plant the Campus Red,” you will feel the Peay Pride.

On Saturday, April 26, a group of volunteers once again will gather to “Plant the Campus Red." Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the McCord Building parking lot.

The annual event is a chance for students, faculty, staff and the community to come together and beautify the campus with flowers and plants.

“It's a wonderful day," says Brenda Harrison, coordinator of the event. "Everyone works together, and when it's over, the campus is absolutely beautiful."

Teams of eight to 10 people will be paired with a master gardener and assigned to one of more than 30 flowerbeds on the campus. Each team will have access to tools, flowers and mulch. Each member of a pre-registered team will receive a t-shirt and be invited to a hotdog and hamburger picnic after the event.

Plant the Campus Red started after the devastating tornado hit APSU's campus in 1999.

“The whole community pitched in to help us clean up and replant our campus,” said Harrison. “There was such an overwhelming feeling of unity and support that we decided to continue the day each year.”

Teams will be formed from APSU departments, sororities, fraternities, families and Clarksville community and civic groups. Harrison said she will make up a team from individuals who are not affiliated with any group.

“If you want to give your time to help, there will be a place for you. I'll make one,” said Harrison.

The community is invited to participate. The deadline for team registration is April 24. For more information telephone Harrison at 7024.