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Teen crisis counseling among many benefactors

Youth of the Dance Cheer Stars make their way down Yosemite Avenue on a float during Saturday’s 41st annual Manteca Chamber of Commerce Twilight Christmas Parade.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/


POSTED December 8, 2013 11:25 p.m.

It’s the $75 ticket that keeps on giving.

The ticket — entry for two in  the Manteca Soroptimists’ 34th Annual Holiday Affair at the Bank of Stockton, 660 N. Main St. this Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. — helps fund a counseling service credited with helping troubled teens plus benefits a number of other non-profit endeavors in the community.

The $75 ticket holder and guest enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception along with a chance for many prizes.  Tickets are available at Tipton’s Stationery & Gifts, 169 W. Yosemite, 823-7644. You may also contact Connie Meintasis at 823-5828, Danette Jarred at 601-4446 or any other Soroptimist member.

The Teen Crisis Counseling Project is the club’s signature project. The club has donated over $302,500 the past 25 years to help the Manteca Unified School District provide counseling services for teens at all schools in the district. School officials have credited the teen crisis counselors with substantially reducing the potential for young people to make decisions that could result in negative consequences to their academic performance, future career paths or even their health.

Projects also benefiting from this event include Raymus House, Haven of Peace, Boys & Girls Club of Manteca, Manteca Mural Society, Manteca Historical Society, Hospice, San Joaquin Women’s Center, Christmas Wishes, Women’s Opportunity Award, the Ruby Award – Women Helping Women, plus $8,000 or more in yearly scholarships to local high school seniors.

Living nativity

Sequoia Heights Baptist Church is holding its annual Living Nativity Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1050 S. Union Road, Manteca.  Admission is free.

 Christmas musical

Calvary Community Church will present a musical concert, “The Gifts of Christmas” Dec. 13-15 Beginning with an indoor light parade “The Gifts of Christmas” combines musical numbers with scripture readings to retell the story of the birth of Jesus. This family friendly program will be presented Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Admission is free; however, childcare will not be available. For more information, contact Calvary Community Church at 209.239.1345, 815 W. Lathrop Rd, Manteca.

Breakfast With

Santa Dec. 14

The Manteca Senior Center, 275 Cherry Lane, will host the annual Breakfast with Santa youth event on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.  Tickets are on sale now at the Senior Center for $6 per person. All tickets include a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and milk. Children’s tickets also include a photo with Santa, candy and a toy from Santa, and an art/craft project.  Only 125 children’s tickets will be sold, so don’t delay as the popular event always sells out. For more information, call the Senior Center at 456-8650.

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