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NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma held its 15 annual ‘Big Event’ Saturday.

Every spring, students put together a day where over 5,000 students, faculty, and staff go out across Norman and Oklahoma City for one day of community service.

For the past 14 years, students have participated in this event to show their appreciation to the community.

Today, 5,557 OU students, faculty and staff members volunteered at over 120 locations in Norman and Oklahoma City area.

The event began at 9 a.m. Saturday morning on OU’s campus.

Volunteers completed various types of service projects such as yard-work, painting, handing out flyers, and visiting nursing homes.

Students volunteered between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The ‘Big Event’ is the largest community service day in the state of Oklahoma.