Freshman Class at ABAC to Give Back to Community August 12th

Staff Report From Tifton CEO

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Freshmen at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will pull on their work boots and reflective vests for an afternoon of giving back to Tifton on Aug. 12 from 1:30-5 p.m.

This will be the second year that ABAC freshmen have participated in serving their community. Students who participate will meet new people and represent ABAC within the community.

“Last year over 400 students participated in the project,” Dr. Brian Yost, Associate Professor of English, said. “We hope to grow that number this year.”

Students will work in areas such as painting, carpentry, gardening, lifting heavy objects, and cooking. Students will also be project site coordinators. Those who participate will receive a t-shirt for their efforts.

This event is a part of the Welcome Week festivities. All freshmen attend Welcome Week events to meet other students and familiarize themselves with the campus. Other events include a Silent Disco, a Sundae Sunday, Movie on the Lawn, and a Wellness Palooza.

The annual Freshman Convocation will be held on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. in Gressette

Gymnasium. ABAC alumnus Valerie Touchstone will be the guest speaker.

The ABAC fall semester begins Aug. 13.