This year’s Leadership Turlock class is hoping you will do some spring cleaning and help the members with their project.
The class, sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, is collecting clothes and school supplies on March 21. Clothing donations will be given to the United Samaritans and the Turlock Gospel Mission. School supplies will go to the Turlock Salvation Army’s children’s programs.
Members will accept new or gently used men’s, women’s or children’s clothing and shoes, as well as blankets and towels. They also are asking for school supplies, particularly new or gently used books and paper, pencils, crayons, markers and folders.
The collection will take place from 8 a.m. to noon in the California State University, Stanislaus, parking lot at Monte Vista Avenue and Crowell Road.
For more information, call (209) 531-4853.
Elsewhere around town:
A community cleanup day is set for Saturday at Donnelly Park. According to the city’s Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department, the day provides a good opportunity for students who need community service hours for school.
Participants need to register at the Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities office by 5 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, call (209) 668-5594.
The congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Sunday morning will celebrate pastor Ron Youngdale’s 30 years of service at the church. Youngdale was born in Tanzania to missionary parents and told The Bee in a 2008 article that he originally planned to become an overseas missionary and teacher, but during his third year in seminary, an internship in a Connecticut church led him to see that his gifts matched a career as a church pastor.
After two years at St. Paul Lutheran in Orange, Youngdale came to Good Shepherd in 1985. He and his wife, Pam, have two adult children.
The celebration of his service will be held at 10 a.m. at the church, 640 Minaret Ave. For more information, call the church office, (209) 667-7712, or go to http://gslct.org.
And, finally, the Turlock Unified School District will present its fourth annual Festival on the Green at Pitman High School on March 21. According to Superintendent Sonny Da Marto, the district’s band, choir and orchestra, as well as the Character Counts/Choose Civility committees and the Education Foundation, have been working diligently to host this collaborative, fun-filled event for the community.
More than 600 students from the fourth grade through high school will take part. The event will include live entertainment performed by students and community members, character and community information booths, school clubs, parent and student groups, vendors, arts and crafts, food, fun and more. The festival promotes and encourages good character and civility of benefit to society and the community.
The event is set for 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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