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Nearly 650 from Taylor Plunge into Upland Community

  • By: James R. Garringer, Director of Media Relations
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Students working during the Community Plunge

Six-hundred-forty-nine Taylor University students, faculty and staff members participated in Taylor University’s annual Community Plunge, Monday, August 28. In its 25th year, Community Plunge was comprised of a number of service projects throughout the Upland, Ind., community.

Service opportunities included weeding, gardening, picking up roadside trash, and work at the former Pierce factory on Upland’s northwest corner—a facility which is the future home of the Upland United Methodist Church.

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

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.