On Saturday, October 27th, Santa Clarita joined in the national Make a Difference Day. Make a Difference Day is an event held across the country that encourages volunteers of all ages to come out and do their part. An early morning rally was held in the Valencia Hyatt parking lot before everyone dispersed and went to their assigned events. There were over 1500 volunteers. Some places that recieved much needed service were; the Placerita Nature Center, New Leash on Life, Carousel Ranch, Child & Family Center, Boys & Girls Club of SCV, the Gibbon Conservation Center, Help the Children, SCV Senior Center, and numerous schools throughout the SCV. Some of the tasks included; brush clearnce in fire break, tree trimming, painting, tree and shrub planting, weeding, table and window washing, interior repair to floors, and fence building.