CSU Servant Leadership Students Light Up Uptown Columbus

The senior class of the Columbus State University Servant Leadership program recently unveiled their second annual Uptown Tree Trail in the median of Broadway in Uptown Columbus. The trail features 71 trees that are decorated and sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

“The Uptown Tree Trail brings community engagement from local businesses and gives families another event to come together and enjoy the excitement that Uptown Columbus brings,” said Mason Thiele, a Servant Leadership senior majoring in management.

As part of their senior project, students were responsible for organizing the event to raise funds for a nonprofit of their choosing. This year’s class decided to use the more than $15,000 in proceeds from tree sponsorships to support Warrior Outreach, a ranch and community center for veterans in Fortson, Ga.

“I feel very passionate about raising funds for Warrior Outreach,” said Brittni Morgan, Servant Leadership senior majoring in special education. “Warrior Outreach is such an amazing place for these veterans, soldiers and their families to go to reconnect.”

The trail will be open to the community until January 2.