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Hundreds Attend YMCA Good Friday Celebration in Santa Barbara

Some of the 600 Channel Islands 38th Annual Good Friday breakfast celebrants included, from left, Jeff Schloss, professor of biology at Westmont College; Sal Cisneros, president and CEO of the Channel Islands YMCA; Colette Brown, board member and Youth & Government delegate for the Santa Barbara Family YMCA; keynote speaker and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown; Brian Gough, board member for the Channel Islands YMCA and partner of Howell, Moore & Gough LLP; Pastor Bernie Federmann; and Ric Ruffanelli, chairman of the Board of Directors Channel Islands YMCA and an executive with Zest Net.
Some of the 600 Channel Islands 38th Annual Good Friday breakfast celebrants included, from left, Jeff Schloss, professor of biology at Westmont College; Sal Cisneros, president and CEO of the Channel Islands YMCA; Colette Brown, board member and Youth & Government delegate for the Santa Barbara Family YMCA; keynote speaker and Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown; Brian Gough, board member for the Channel Islands YMCA and partner of Howell, Moore & Gough LLP; Pastor Bernie Federmann; and Ric Ruffanelli, chairman of the Board of Directors Channel Islands YMCA and an executive with Zest Net. (Channel Islands YMCA photo)

The Channel Islands YMCA welcomed 600 celebrants to its 38th annual Good Friday Breakfast held at The Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown was the keynote speaker at the pre-Easter celebration.

The focus of the event, an annual prayer breakfast, was the significance of the death of Jesus Christ. Along with Sheriff Brown’s words, inspirational praise, music and community fellowship rounded out the service.

To learn how to get involved with the Channel Islands YMCA or about its variety of programs, call 805.569.1103.

— Jennifer Goddard Combs is a publicist representing the Channel Islands YMCA.

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