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Boys & Girls honor top club members for 2008

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Boys & Girls honor top club members for 2008

Boys & Girls Club winners stand with their awards Thursday.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin


POSTED March 28, 2009 5:04 a.m.
Mickey Lee and Andrea Ramirez, both 17, are the 2009 Manteca Boys & Girls Club Member of the Year.

The two were honored along with other club members at the annual Youth of the Year dinner conducted Thursday at Chez Shari’s at the golf course by the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop.
Juan Ruedas, 15, was honored as the Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Member of the Year.

Francisco Lopez, 11, received the Junior Achievement Award while Devon Garcia was presented the sportsmanship award.

Recipients of various annual awards were Lindsey Bouttee, 9, education; Alan Alameda, 16, sports and fitness; Margie Acosta, 10, games room; Serena Chew, 9, arts; Chase DeRuyter, 15, martial arts; Devon Garcia, 16, teen programs; and Riley Artery, 8, character and leadership.

The club has more than 1,500 members with two club locations.

Membership is $12 a year.

Barn dance
An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.

Similar bashes conducted in the 1990s were sell-outs well in advance and benefitted a wide array of organizations including Scouting.

This time around the benefactors will be the 1,500 plus kids who are members of the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop.

The barn party billed as a “Hoedown in the Heart of California” takes place Saturday, April 18, at the Fonseca Barn at 22695 S. Airport Way. It features a happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with steak dinner served at 7 p.m. Dancing to the band Relic takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The $50 per person ticket includes dinner, dancing, and a champagne toast.

Organizers noted the early spring is the perfect time as the evening weather is “just right for people, good food, good times, and good conversation.”

Toni Raymus and John Coburn are among the organizers of the barn party designed to help keep programs running at the non-profit’s two clubs.

For tickets, call the Boys & Girls Club at 239-KIDS

The club is also staging its annual golf tournament on May 8.

Hall of Fame nominee deadline is March 31
The deadline to make nominations for the Manteca Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009 is March 31.

The annual induction dinner and ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 23, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

Nominees are being sought in the fields of education, business, health art, athletics, art, agriculture, government, and community service and at large.

Individuals nominated must have resided within the Manteca Unified School District boundaries at one point in their life.

Judging criteria is based on 40 percent of success demonstrated in area of nomination. The balance is for contributions for area of nominations such as significant achievements, leadership and dedication as judged by scope and length of activities.

The event is staged by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club. For more information call 239-KIDS.
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