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‘Love Ceres’ set for April 30, 2022
• Brandy Meyer organizing event
Love Ceres 2018
"Love Ceres" will happen in April 2022 for the first time since 2018, as seen here when volunteers cleaned Fourth Street of trash.

“Love Ceres,” the faith-based organization of work projects designed to help others and improve the appearance of Ceres, will occur next spring after a four-year hiatus.

Brandy Meyer told the Ceres City Council last week that she and husband Keith are spearheading the event, which is set for Saturday, April 30, 2022. The plan is to have volunteers gather at Whitmore Park at 9 a.m. and receive direction on work assignments.

“We really want to get a lot of volunteers,” Meyer told the council. “We’re hoping to get several hundred people out there next April to do projects.” 

Typically volunteers work until noon.

The first kickoff meeting was held Thursday at Harvest Presbyterian Church. Additional meetings will be held in October.

Meyer said to pull off the event volunteers are needed for core leadership, sponsors and project managers and workers.

Supporting the “Love Ceres” get off the ground is the “Love Stanislaus County” group with inclusion on their website. Anyone can visit to sign up if interested or email Brandy Meyer at

Love Ceres was lasted held in Ceres in 2018 and drew an army of volunteers who picked up trash and cleaned up areas of the city. In years past, projects have included interacting with residents of a Ceres rest home facility, maintenance projects and car washings for seniors and shut-ins, feeding homeless persons, mentoring children, parks and neighborhood clean-up, assisting at the Ceres Library, a prayer team and home and yard maintenance.

Jeff Pichney of Big Valley Grace started Love Modesto and it was spread to Ceres in 2011 partially through the efforts of Bryan and Becki Nicholes.