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POSTED August 30, 2009 11:47 p.m.
31st annual Ag
Tour this Friday

Join the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau for the 31st Annual Ag Tour for 2009 this Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This year they will be visiting Quaresma Farms Dairy located in south Manteca, the King of Windmills located in Stockton, The Fruit Bowl for shopping and lunch, The Port of Stockton and ending up at Delicato Family Vineyards for wine tasting.  Tickets are available now for $40 each at the Convention & Visitor Bureau office located at Strike Zone Bowl in Manteca.
Continental Breakfast, lunch and wine tasting included.
For more information call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 823-7229.

Volunteers sought
to help place flags

Volunteers are needed to place 2,400 flags along Manteca streets on Labor Day as well as on Sept. 11.
Help is needed to place the flags on both says starting at 6 a.m. and to retrieve them after 3 p.m.
All 2,400 flags will be place dif there are enough volunteers. They are placed along Yosemite Avenue and Main Street as well as parts of Center Street, Union Road, and Louise Avenue.
To volunteer, contact the Manteca Chamber of Commerce at 823-6121.

Visitors center
needs volunteers

Later this year the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau will be moving to their new location at the lifestyle mall near Bass Pro Shops.  This will not only be the new home for the CVB staff but a full fledge Visitors Center opened seven day a week to assist tourist coming to Manteca.  This is exciting news for Manteca but a daunting task to staff with only three staff members.  
They are in need of volunteers to staff the Visitors Center on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Volunteers will work in four hour shifts and can have a scheduled day or days weekly, monthly or even just be available for fill in when needed.
All Volunteers will be asked to attend volunteer training sessions. The next one is Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the CVB Office, 1251 E. Yosemite Ave. (inside StrikeZone).
Training will cover: customer service and hospitality, frequently asked questions about Manteca, history of Manteca, Manteca stores, booking accommodations, attractions, security, policies & procedures, media, recreational opportunities, and local events.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Visitors Center, assisting with an event or spending a few hours in the CVB Office please call Linda at (209) 823-7229.

Texas Hold Em play
helps Boys & Girls

The Boys & Girls Club Break the Bank Texas Hold Em tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Bank of Stockton, 660 N. Main St.
No host cocktails and snacks are from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by Texas Hold Em play from 7 to 11 p.m.
The grand prize is a $500 gift card and tournament bracelet plus pries for the top 10 placers.
The $50 buy-in includes $2,000 in chips, food, and prizes.
For tickets contact the Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club at 239-KIDS or the Manteca Convention & Visitors Center at 823-7229.
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