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City holds mask making contest
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The City of Turlock is hosting a mask making contest on social media. The winners get dinner for six delivered to their home (Photo contributed).

The City of Turlock is inviting community members to participate in a mask making contest.  The goal with the contest is to promote health and encourage community involvement.  Wearing a face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing.  However, wearing one will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect citizens.

The contest is intended to be a fun family-friendly activity. The rules are simple: Make a cloth face covering (be as creative as you can); then, post your picture on Instagram or Facebook and use #turlockmakeamask.

Winners will be chosen by the Mayor and City Council on April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14. One winner will be chosen each week and will have a dinner for six delivered to their front door from a local restaurant of the winner’s choice.

Not sure how to make a mask? Visit these websites for more information: and

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For more information about the Make a Mask contest, contact the Turlock Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities at (209) 668-5594.

Making these masks does promote people taking safety precautions in situations that may not allow for social distancing. However, the program is not intended to encourage members of the community to seek out or demand medical grade respirators, such as N95 and surgical masks, that are critically needed for medical personnel and first responders.

The City of Turlock would like to remind everyone of the Governor’s order to stay home, wash your hands and practice social distancing.