It takes a whole lot of manpower to be able to pull off the painting the exterior of four large buildings besides plant flowers and put in sprinkler irrigation but Butte County Fair CEO Steve Kenny knows just where to get the free labor done each year. The third annual Community Volunteer Work Day will be held Saturday, April 28 starting at 8 a.m., officially although those driving by on East Hazel Street next weekend will see the Gridley Rotary Club get an early start on the Main Gate and the Board Room repairing and painting.

Butte Hall's exterior will be painted by the Gridley Lions Club and the Western Heritage & Ag Association will be painting the main chutes of the arena and painting. The Administration building will also be painted by volunteers and Kenny is looking for a service organization or group to take on this task.

New this year is the addition of Gridley High and the much needed locker rooms painted. This project will take a large group of volunteers, both students and adults with Principal Justin Kern and District Maintenance Supervisor Chris McIntire on hand to give direction and help.

Missionaries and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints show up in droves each year to lend many helping hands throughout the grounds.

Lions Club members will be leading the volunteers planting flowers, an annual project and as if this is not enough to take on the swimming pool will be painted by the Gridley Gators and their parents.

Before the painting can begin at any of the projects they each must be power washed and prepped which no doubt will take the bulk of the time on some of the areas.

Groups or service organizations that would like to take on a project are asked to call Cindy Scott at 530-682-7385.

If you would like to join in on this very momentous occasion that certainly shows the remarkable results quickly, please join the groups Saturday, April 28 at 8 a.m., in the administration area.