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Registration Underway for Oct. 6 Service Day

Community Service Day is Saturday, Oct. 6, at 50 organizations around Walnut Creek.

Registration has begun for the city of Walnut Creek's second annual Community Service Day on Saturday, Oct. 6.

This year, more than 50 groups are offering projects — up from 40 projects for more than 1,000 volunteers last October.

The League of California Cities this month bestowed Helen Putnam awards on Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill for their community service days.

The following information is from the city of Walnut Creek:

Projects will take about 4 hours to complete and are available for all ages and abilities.

As of August 29, more than 200 people had already registered.

Community Service Day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast at Heather Farm Community Center, courtesy of the Walnut Creek Lions clubs. Community Service Day T-shirts will be given to the first 700 volunteers that morning.

At 9 a.m., volunteers will begin working on everything from cleaning creeks to cleaning out the storage area at Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Every public school and library in Walnut Creek is offering at least one project, and food drives will be held in Rossmoor as well as greater Walnut Creek.

The online registration system has been simplified to make it easier for people to sign up as individuals or as part of a group.

For a complete list of projects and links to online registration, go here. Those without computer access may call the Community Service Day hotline at (925) 256-3505.

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