HAYWARD — Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a community festival that begins Friday evening and continues Saturday.
The festival will include musical entertainment, games, dunk tanks, basketball, jump houses, rides and more than 50 booths selling merchandise.
A food court will feature hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, barbecue, fish, cakes, pies, nachos, corn dogs and soda.
Author and early childhood educator Vanessa Moore-Bulnes will be signing copies of her children’s book, “A Piece Is Missing,” on Saturday. The book’s story encourages young children to work together to solve problems.
The festival runs 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 27689 Tyrrell Ave., Hayward. For more information, go to www.gladtidingscogic.org.
Glad Tidings has been active in South Hayward for years, working with other groups to make it a safer place with better schools.