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Work awaits volunteers in Ceres, Hughson on Saturday
The cities of Ceres and Hughson are gearing up for Saturday's Love event which will draw out hundreds of volunteers to do good deeds.

Love Ceres and Love Hughson events will take place on Saturday, April 28. More than 25 central valley cities will hold "Love" events that day.

The first Love Ceres event was held on April 2, 2011 and considered a huge success with over 500 people participating in reaching out to others.

Ceres volunteers will begin the day at 9 a.m. at the Ceres Community Center on Fourth Street. A total of 11 projects are available to choose from in Ceres that day for those who want to volunteer to make a difference in the community, help and encourage others and help eliminate eyesores.

The annual Love Ceres event will take place April 28, just a week before Ceres hosts the annual Ceres Street Faire (weekend of May 5-6).

Projects include a clean-up of Collins Road and Don Pedro Road neighborhoods, visits to convalescent homes, walking neighborhoods for a food and toy drive, home and yard maintenance, park clean-ups, serving meals to the community and mentoring a child.

Hughson volunteers will show up for instructions at 9 a.m. at Rolland Starn Park, 1700 block of Tully Road in Hughson. Seven projects in Hughson include a clean-up of Hughson alleys, a trash pickup on Santa Fe avenue, a canned food collection drive, beautification projects at Emilie J. Ross Middle School and Hughson High School and a Hughson Children's Health Festival.

April 22 was the deadline to sign up for projects.

Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra said "Love Ceres is a tremendous event that brings the community together and unites us in a common goal - the beautification of our city. The community involvement and outstanding participation is a testimony to how the citizens care about this community. I am truly thankful for all the volunteers that have donated time and hard work."

Ceres Unified School District Supt. Scott Siegel said he is "grateful for the example that the Love Ceres volunteers are setting for our young people."