GSU celebrates spring with Statesboro

Braley Garland


Spring celebrations are only a hop, skip and a jump away with Spring into Statesboro. Georgia Southern University students have the chance to celebrate the coming of spring this Saturday with games, food and shopping.

“Partnering with Georgia Southern University, Keep Bulloch Beautiful and the Farmer’s Market will increase the activities offered to the community,” said Allen Muldrew, executive director of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority.

Spring into Statesboro has many activities for people of all ages to enjoy. A children’s festival will be held on the courthouse front lawn, with events like arts and crafts, a bounce house, recycling activities, live music and food.

Jim Bigley, Ph.D., and Brent Wolfe’s, P.h.D., Human Ecology classes will also be there to help with the festival. They will be there to help the children express themselves through art, and help them learn about recycling and how to live a greener life.

There is also the opportunity to help with the Great American Clean Up. Groups can register and participate in clean-up efforts around the city including roadside trash pick-ups and community beautification projects. Volunteers are treated to breakfast before and lunch after.

“It is our hope that by combining Spring into Statesboro with the Great American Cleanup we can show children that volunteering and dedicating their time and energy to beautify the community can be fun and rewarding too,” Kelly Collingsworth, executive director of Keep Bulloch Beautiful, said.

A sidewalk sale will also be going on at the different shops in downtown. And many of the restaurants will be open to dine in. The Farmer’s Market will also be open for people to buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables.