BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.- The community came together to celebrate "Make a Difference Day" in Chico on Saturday.
Around 500 volunteers teamed up to help beautify areas of Chico and Paradise. They cleaned up areas around downtown Chico, including Bidwell Park, Comanche Creek and the Torres Shelter.
Another project included re-painting the walls of the parking structure on West Third Street.
Jeremy Tietz, a student at Butte College says he volunteered this year for the first time, and wants to encourage others to do the same. Tietz says, "I would say that its important to give back to the community you're in to be a part of the community and show support, it's just important to be apart of your community and help out as much as you can."
All of the volunteers celebrated with a barbecue at the Downtown Chico City Plaza when they were done.