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Glad Tidings church’s community festival to celebrate 35th anniversary

By rparr
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 8:07 pm in Hayward, Odds & Ends.

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

Glad Tidings has been active in South Hayward for years, working with other groups to make it a safer place with better schools.

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  • Teresa Conti

    Glad Tidings should indeed celebrate. They have been a great asset to Hayward. I remember when they held the funeral for Bobby Bonds. That was something.