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Hydrant repaint effort seeks volunteers

Local volunteers are gearing up for a Saturday effort to repaint fire hydrants in town but need volunteers. (Photo submitted by the Ontario Hydrant Project).

ONTARIO – A group of residents is gearing up for round two of a beautification project and help is needed.

The Ontario Hydrant Re-Paint effort will kick off Saturday at 8 a.m. said event organizer Freddy Rodriguez. Rodriguez, an Ontario city councilor,  and Mara Kirby Garcia of Kinney Bros & Keele True Value Hardware in Ontario will meet with volunteers at Lions Park, break up into groups and then tackle the repainting job.

The Saturday project is the second time the local group set out to refurbish fire hydrants in town. The first effort was in early August, said Rodriguez, and proved to be a success.

“Hopefully we will cover about 50 . . .