The Blessing Corner talks Mother’s Day community events to give away vacuums, refrigerators

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — It’s Mother’s Day weekend and the Blessing Corner Ministries is hosting events this weekend to bring families and the community together.

The Blessing Corner Ministries’ Executive Director Bonnie Turner says Mother’s Day in Kern is extremely special because the ministry serves a lot of single parents.

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“Mothers seem like they just have that eagle-wing that spreads around the children to kind of keep them in place. We want to celebrate them for all of their efforts and to just have them feeling special with all the goody bags that we are going to be giving them,” Turner said.

Sue England, the Blessing Corner Ministries Board Member, and Turner say a new program began last week that aims to cater to Kern’s 170,000 senior population.

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On Saturday, May 11, a Senior Mothers celebration is scheduled for mothers born in May 1959 and earlier from noon to 2 p.m. Mothers will receive gift bags, U-Haul sized box of food, cleaning items, and will, also, get to choose between vacuums and refrigerators.

On Sunday, May 12, there will be a celebration for all mother’s beginning at 11:30 a.m. at both Blessing Corner Ministries locations: 101 Union Avenue and 1st Street.

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