Taylor’s Community Plunge Set for Thursday

By Jim Garringer Published: Aug 24, 2013

Hundreds of Taylor University students, faculty and staff members will participate in Taylor University’s annual Community Plunge, set for Thursday, August 29. Community Plunge is comprised of a number of service projects throughout the Upland, Ind., community.

Service opportunities include painting playground equipment, buildings & benches, painting murals on buildings as well as interior walls, sorting eyeglasses, gardening, picking up roadside trash, making noodles for community dinners, washing windows & washing buses, and spending time with our local nursing home residents.

The Plunge originated in 1993 as part of freshman student orientation, but later grew to incorporate the rest of the Taylor student body, faculty and staff.

Community Plunge starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day until 4:00 p.m. Taylor students, faculty and staff members will work at local businesses, churches and residences throughout the Upland area.

The Plunge was recognized in 1999 by a joint resolution sponsored by Indiana State Representative P. Eric Turner and the late State Senator David Ford, which honored the outreach in both houses of the Indiana State Legislature.