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Kindred Arts holds Great Options drawing

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POSTED March 16, 2009 3:43 a.m.
Donate as little as $5 to the Manteca Kindred Arts and you could be the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind table runner made by nationally recognized by award-winning quilter Judy Mullen.
Or, how about a Mother Lode package that includes tickets for two for a performance at Stage 3 Theatre in Sonora, a stay at the National Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Jamestown plus a $75 dinner gift certificate, all together valued at $275?
Your lucky donation could even snag you two tickets to enjoy an evening at The Gallo Center in Modesto.
Those are just three of a dozen enticements being offered in this year’s Great Options Drawing fund-raiser to benefit the Manteca Kindred Arts. The nonprofit organization has been bringing classical concerts to Manteca for more than two decades. The venue for all performances is the St. Paul Methodist Church on the corner of East North Street and Powers Avenue. This is their only major fund-raiser throughout the year.
While it takes just one ticket or $5 to win any of the 12 prize packages offered, multiple tickets may be purchased for a chance to snag one of the prize selections. Buy 10 tickets and you even get a $5 discount – you pay only $45.
The drawing will be held during the reception following the scheduled March 28 Kindred Arts concert which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Great Options may be purchased that evening at the concert. However, one need not be present to win.
To purchase tickets before the event, call 239-1730.
Each ticket simply asks the donor to write down the number of the Option package they want to win, plus their name, address and telephone number. Entries should be mailed to: Manteca Kindred Arts, 1545 Terracina Circle, Manteca, CA 95336. Mailed entries must be received by Friday, March 27.
Below is a complete list of the Options prizes:
Night on the Town – two tickets for selected shows at The Gallo Center in Modesto, with the value dependent on selection.
Mother Lode Escape – Donated by Kindred Arts patrons, this package includes two tickets for a 2009 season performance at Stage 3 Theatre in Sonora, a stay at the National Hotel Bed and Breakfast in Jamestown, and a $75 gift certificate for a dinner for two to top off this Mother Lode experience. Value: $275.
Manteca Kindred Arts season tickets for the 2009-10 concert series – one Family Season ticket for two adults and family members under 18. Value: $100.
Something Old – Something New; Something Blooming – Something Blue. The drawing organizers guarantee you will love this package if you enjoy browsing through antique stores, nurseries and beautiful gift shops. You don’t even have to go out of town to get to these wonderful destinations. This Option is chock full of gift certificates to enhance your shopping experience, plus the rare opportunity to own a unique table runner – “Something Blue 2” – created, made and donated by Manteca’s very own Judy Mullen, a nationally recognized award-winning quilt artist and wearable art designer. This bag also includes gift certificates to Antique Avenue, Tipton’s Stationery and Gifts, and New Buds Nursery and Gifts, all in Manteca. Value: $140.
Reader’s Basket – Compliments of Kindred Arts patrons, this prize is a basket of essential items for the avid reader along with a gift certificate from Border’s Books, Music, and Café. Value: $50.
Instant Party – Whatever the occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary or just a fun get-together with family or friends, this prize package will come in handy which includes a cake from Raley’s Bakery (Union Road in Manteca), Baskin-Robbins ice cream at the North Main Store in Manteca, plus a balloon or flower bouquet from Safeway at South Main Street. Value: $70.
Dining In Style – This gift is compliments of Isadore’s Restaurant and Kindred Arts patrons. Isadore’s menu of steak, seafood and pasta is valued at $75.
High Tea for Two – Compliments of The Silver Tea Pot at Maple Street in downtown Manteca and Kindred Arts, this prize package includes a four-course High Tea, tea sandwiches, desserts, cheeses, and your choice of tea at The Silver Tea Pot. Value: $35.
Quilt Art Extraordinaire – Another unique quilt designed and made by Judy Mullen is this 36”x45” lap quilt, “Something  Blue.” It’s machine-pieced and machine-quilted in shades of blues. It can be enjoyed not just as a lap quilt but as a table cover, decorative wall hanging, or just let your imagination be your guide.
10. Modesto Symphony – Two adult tickets for a Modesto Symphony Concert at the Gallo Performing Arts Center in Modesto. The performance is set for April 18 at 8 p.m. Prize is compliments of Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association. Value: $74.
Java Junkies and Coffee Connoisseurs – Enjoy brewing super premium roasted coffee by Peet’s Coffee and Tea established in 1966 in Berkeley, Calif. Basket includes five pounds of Peet’s gourmet coffee, goodies to accompany the coffee, and gift certificates for complimentary tasting at Peet’s Coffee and Tea in Stockton. Value: $90.
Calling all Carpenters – This prize package, a Husky 65-piece ratcheting socket and bit driver set plus a Workforce 105-piece screwdriver set from Home Depot, is perfect for spring projects. Value: $50.
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