Date night with the Gilberts

REXBURG, Idaho­-On Wednesday, October 19, about 2,000 Brigham Young University-Idaho students are expected to join BYU-Idaho President Clark G. Gilbert and his wife, Christine, in Rexburg's largest ever service-themed group date. 

This semester's "Date Night with the Gilberts" is the fourth such activity the Gilberts have hosted since President Gilbert was inaugurated last fall. Instituted to encourage a culture of dating among students, this Date Night will specifically focus on how couples can provide acts of service as they date. 

After a short discussion with the Gilberts at 8 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium, married and single couples will be able to learn about and participate in a variety of different activities at a service fair in the BYU-Idaho Center courts. 

Available projects will include: assembling sack lunches for a soup kitchen in Idaho Falls, writing letters to missionaries and military members, tying blankets for the local Shop with a Cop program, family history work in the form of indexing, and repairing hymnals from the BYU-Idaho campus. 

Along with the projects offered at the service fair, students will be able to explore dozens of service activities they can participate in while on campus and throughout the Rexburg community.