An Easter dinner of smoked turkey, corn, mixed salad and rolls with a dessert of peach cobbler was served to about 160 people who gathered at the Madera Rescue Mission.
About 14 volunteers from the rescue mission and Madera Center’s Alpha Gamma Sigma helped serve families and individuals on Saturday. Five people also received tours of the facility by new chaplain Mike Unger, who joined the rescue mission at the beginning of this month. Tours are available by appointment.
Rev. Felix Vigil, the executive director, said Saturday’s turnout was good for the mission’s Easter dinner, which averages about 140 people annually.
“Generally people are with family,” he said. “Our biggest crowd is on Christmas. The dinner was very good. We smoked the turkey on the barbecue grill and that’s what I really liked about it.” ...