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POSTED October 14, 2009 2:32 a.m.
Drive-thru tri-tip dinner on Nov. 7
The Place of Refuge on Saturday, Nov. 7, is conducting a drive-thru tri-tip dinner to raise money for their School of Leadership Training.

Meals can be picked up on Nov.  7 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Place of Refuge, 486 Button Ave.,  in Manteca.

The meal includes cherry wood-smoked tri-tip, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, corn on the cob, and a brownie. Tickets may be purchased at Place of Refuge or by calling (209) 239-1371. The cost is $9 for one meal, or $15 for two meals.

New Haven book fair set
New Haven Elementary School will host a “Read Around the World” Book Fair Oct. 19-23 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to raise funds for the school library.

All New Haven students and parents are invited to attend and show their support. The book fair will offer specially priced books for the entire family, educational products, including award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software and current best sellers from more than 150 publishers. For information call 858-7361.

Drive to help mentally disabled
The local Knights Columbus will be having fundraising drive this weekend – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – to help people with intellectual disabilities in the Manteca area.

Members will be taking a collection in front of local supermarkets, with all funds benefiting Manteca Community Assistance Programs and Camp La Honda, a program of the Catholic Diocese of Stockton.

The latter is a two-week summer camp at Tuolumne Trails in Groveland. One week is set aside for children and young adults, and the second week for adults with special needs.

All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call Al Haman at (209) 239-7694.
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