The longest-running annual school fund-raiser in Manteca will have a few changes this year. However, faithful fans of the St. Anthony of Padua School's 45th annual Holiday Luncheon and Crafts Faire will still find the same traditional treats that has made this early Christmas extravaganza a perennially popular shopping opportunity, if not a festive occasion for co-workers and friends to meet and enjoy lunch.
RIPON - Julie De Araujo, Bethany Home's director of development in Ripon, has been nominated to receive recognition for her efforts in dedication, time and fundraising in support of the philanthropic needs of her community.
Banning the wearing of gang colors and motorcycle club regalia from downtown Manteca during the Pumpkin Fair was possible because in issuing permits the city essentially turned over control of the streets to the Sunrise Kiwanis.
STOCKTON – In the book, "Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon," the six-page acknowledgments ends with these three sentences: "How can I thank my wife? Anna, you are the best in-house editor, fellow traveler, life partner, friend, mother, and role model I could have imagined in the journey of writing this book. Thank you for everything. I love you."
A program in the Republic of the Congo that is helping empower women and children is one of the projects that will benefit from this year's Heavenly Holiday Tea fund-raiser by the Women's Ministry at The Place of Refuge in Manteca.