Every semester Zeta Tau Alpha has several events spread out to give back to the Radford community, two of them being roadside events.
This past Sunday, April 6 was the second roadside event, taking place on Tyler Avenue from the Sunoco gas station and two miles down.
A large majority of the sisters came out to support this event, taking orange trash bags, with reflector vests and gloves getting to work picking up trash on the side of the road and median.
Jillian Kelly, ZTA’s Service chair, is in charge of putting these events together. When organizing a roadside event Kelly picks up the orange trash bags and notifys the company who will then go back and pick up all of the trash bags once the roadside event is over.
“My favorite thing about roadsides is that we own that stretch of road so it’s rewarding to take care of what is ours,” Kelly excitedly exclaimed.
RU freshman and new member of ZTA, Leigh Wallace has attended both roadsides this semester.
“The thing I find most rewarding about doing roadsides are how after we have finished our section of the road and start to walk back you really realize how much cleaner it really is, and how we have really made a diference in such a small amount of time because we all worked together,” explained Wallace.
The ZTA ladies have much to be proud about.