After climbing Campbell Mountain for nearly one hour, students worked throughout the morning to help paint the large boulders that make up the 'R' that overlooks the city of Reedley. 

Five year old Nathen Huffman was likely still in diapers the last time a group of community members climbed up Campbell Mountain to restore the capital "R" that overlooks the city of Reedley.

On the morning of Nov. 10 however, Nathen was among the group of volunteers who climbed Campbell Mountain for the "2018 Paint the R Project."

"This climb was a long long ways up," said Nathen as he stood near the white boulders close to the top."The hardest part of climbing this mountain was the slipping."

The "Paint the R" project was started by Shirley Ito in 2015. "We did this three years ago, I did a grass roots effort because my grandchildren live close to the base and they thought it was a P, I thought oh, no we need to fix this," she said. 

Ito made contact with the property owner near the base of the mountain and began gathering volunteers. 

The group of volunteers during the 2015 project included Reedley Police Explorers and Reedley High FFA students, and under the direction of Ito, made the trek on Nov. 23, 2015. 

Now they were doing it again, this time with the help of more students and even more volunteers. 

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