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‘Love Ceres’ set for Saturday, April 27
Love Ceres

“Love Ceres,” the faith-based organization of work projects, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27.

The event is designed to help others and tidy up the appearance of Ceres.

Brandy Meyer and husband Keith are spearheading the event. The plan is to have volunteers gather at Whitmore Park at 8 a.m. for a free breakfast, short rallu and receive direction on work assignments. 

“Our committee has met a few times now and we have about 13 to 15 projects that we’re looking at so far,” Brandy Meyer told the Ceres City Council on Monday. “A couple of new ones this year, some old ones that everybody really likes to do so we are excited about some of our potential projects that we will be putting on our website soon.”

She explained that the Love Ceres website,, is temporarily down. 

“If anybody has any project they would like to see around the city, now is the time, let us know. That gives us time to purchase equipment, to get approvals, and do what we need to do to get those projects ready to go for that day.”

Meyer explained that she’s trying to get two meals provided for volunteers. The Lions Club will be volunteering to feeding volunteers with hot breakfast burritos as it did last year, and the Rotary Club has offered to provide lunch.

Project work will begin at 9 a.m. at designated locations.

Once the website is operational, volunteers are invited to sign up for a project online.

Meyer asked for city sponsorship and a donation like last year, reporting that the “Love our Cities” efforts in Stanislaus County do not have as much funding as in years past. The sponsor who helped provide Love Ceres T-shirts is not available so the committee has to buy them.

Supporting the “Love Ceres” get off the ground is the “Love Stanislaus County” group with inclusion on its website. Anyone with questions may email Brandy Meyer at

Last year over 225 volunteers showed up for 14 work projects around Ceres.

including projects ranging from washing ambulances and police cars to picking up trash.

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.