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Turlock Gospel Mission offers Easter week meals, activities
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Ashley Fraiser helps Kalani decorate a crown during the Kids Club activities at the Turlock Gospel Mission on Thursday (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

The Turlock Gospel Mission and some local churches are partnering together to bring some Easter food and fun to homeless children and adults.

The Easter celebration includes meals and services, along with two activities for children.

The festivities began on Thursday when TGM will served about 100 people a dinner prepared by volunteers, followed by a Good News Kids Club Easter party for children sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship Group. 

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The Good News Kids Club Child — Evangelism Fellowship Group hosts Easter activities for children at the Turlock Gospel Mission on Thursday (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

On Good Friday there was a special meal served by Kings Way Church and Pastor Bill Wall presented an Easter message of sacrifice and redemption.

The Easter Bunny will be making a special visit with children on Saturday. Hughson United Methodist Church will be handing out filled Easter baskets to each child. In addition, there will be the opportunity for Easter family photos as well. The Easter party starts at 5 p.m.

Mission guests will attend Sunday Easter services at their home churches.

All of the special dinners and activities will be held at the Turlock Gospel Mission at 437 S. Broadway.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to TGM for the Easter programs or their ongoing work to provide resources and help for the area's homeless population, can do so by visiting or call (209) 656-1033.