ACT (Appalachian & the Community Together) is the community service hub on Appalachian State University’s campus and acts as a resource to students looking to get more involved in serving our community.
One of our major projects in ACT this year is to put on our second annual 5K: The Gobbler. All of the proceeds from the race will go into the Leigh Lane Edwards Scholarship for International Service-Learning. Leigh Lane was an incredible ASU student who certainly left her mark on campus before suddenly passing away during her junior year at ASU in 2005. She was very active in many organizations on campus and had a particular interest in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which happens the week before Thanksgiving every November. The Gobbler, which will be on December 1, will be held the Friday after Thanksgiving and will compliment Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which is two weeks prior. The Gobbler and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week will combine two of Leigh Lane’s great passions: international service and advocating for those without shelter or food in our area.
The Gobbler is an event to celebrate! After the race, all runners and spectators are invited to enjoy homemade cobbler and refreshments. This unique event will provide warm fellowship and a great venue for the community to join together.