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Wine & Chocolate event Sept. 19 at Orchard Valley benefits United Way

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POSTED September 5, 2012 7:54 p.m.

United Way's Manteca/Lathrop Community Council will be hosting their third annual wine & chocolate event on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley in Manteca.

The council will use proceeds from the event to support local nonprofit agencies. This year’s event, as in the past, will feature wine and chocolate from local wineries and chocolate companies.  New to this year’s event will be wonderful pieces of art on display from local artists, including photographs from Arturo Vera.  The artwork will be available for purchase, with 10% of the sale benefiting United Way’s Manteca/Lathrop Community Council. 

“The annual Manteca/Lathrop wine & chocolate event promises to be even more fun this year as we will be adding more delicious food and displaying terrific works of art done by local artists for our guests to enjoy,” said Andy Prokop, United Way of San Joaquin County’s President/CEO.

The Manteca/Lathrop Community Council works in partnership with United Way of San Joaquin County by helping to raise money for services that its residents use throughout the county. Council members promote United Way in the community throughout the year and encourage local businesses to support United Way by conducting a workplace campaign among their employees and by making a corporate contribution.

As part of this partnership, United Way agrees, when available, to help provide an annual amount to active community councils to be properly distributed by the members of the council. Once a year, the council will solicit grant requests from non-profit agencies that provide services to their community and will diligently and faithfully allocate the available funds for the maximum benefit for the people in their community. The councils review summary reports from agencies that received council funding.

The funds raised from the wine & chocolate event will be utilized to supplement the funds that the council receives from United Way of San Joaquin County to grant out to local nonprofit agencies.

Tickets are available for $20.  To purchase your tickets in Manteca contact Debbie Kempton at Oak Valley

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