PHOTOS: Serve Day draws hundreds of volunteers in Ontario

Liram Bacha applies a fresh coat of paint to playground equipment at Beck-Kiwanis Park in Ontario on Saturday, April 30. He was participating in Serve Day. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

For the ninth year, volunteers stepped forward to help with projects to improve the community as part of Serve Day.

On Saturday, April 30, helpers did everything from paint picnic benches to repair park equipment to cleaning up landscaping. Projects took place in Vale, Ontario and Nyssa in Malheur County and at locations in Payette County as well.

The event is organized by an Ontario nonprofit, Better Together.

“Better Together exists to connect resources and volunteers with the needs in our community in order to improve the area in which we live. We place a high priority on projects that will increase the safety . . .