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PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Community Serve Day event spruces up the community

Tori Barnett, Ontario city clerk, holds up the paint pan for Ontario City Police Chief Steven Romero Saturday at Lions Park in Ontario during the Community Serve Day event. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell). ONTARIO - More than 500 volunteers showed to give local communities a little brush up Saturday during the Community Serve Day event.

Volunteers tackled nearly 70 different modest renovation and upgrade projects that included parks and homes in cities from New Plymouth to Vale.

The Serve Day event is in its 13th year, said Tammy Vogt, Community Serve Day director.

"Most people have no idea of the scope of what Serve Day covers," said Vogt. "There is nothing like it in our valley."

Vogt said the key theme of Community Serve Day is to "connect the resource to the need."

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