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Smash a car, throw darts & help kids
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Club members compete in a flag football league. - photo by Bulletin file photos

You can have your cake and smash a car too.

Or if you prefer enjoy baklava and toss a ring to try and snag a bottle of wine.

It is all part of the revamped Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club’s 36th annual Telethon taking place Friday, Nov. 13, at the clubhouse at 545 W. Alameda St.

Big Kids Carnival Games sponsored by The Wine Group starts at 5 p.m.

A $10 entrance ticket — available at the door or in advance from board members or by calling the club at 239-KIDS — gives you all you-can-eat dessert at 7 p.m., free popcorn and cotton candy plus five script tickets good for “carnival style food” such as hotdogs and nachos as well as for use at game booths or the no-host bars. The event is open to those 21 and older.

There will be the traditional silent auction and well as a limited live auction at 7:30 p.m. Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum will serve as the auctionner for items that include:

udinner for six at Ernie’s.

uSouthwest Airlines tickets to anywhere in the United States.

uPacific Grove Golf.

ua Sacramento Kings package that includes six lower level tickets plus access to the VIP room.

ubeing able to name a street in a new Manteca neighborhood south of Woodward Avenue.

ua Disneyland package.

ua week at a condo on Hawaii within blocks of the beach on Oahu.

There will be more than a dozen carnival games with prizes. They will include celebrity barkers such as DeBrum, Manteca Councilman Mike Morowit, and Phil Waterford to name a few.

The heart of the telethon — the phone banks — will be in operation from 1 to 9 p.m.

Phone bank coordinator Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters is still in need of volunteers. He can be contacted at 456.8312.

The club serves over 1,500 at-risk youth in Manteca and Lathrop by not only providing a safe haven for them after school but also offering educational, performing arts, sports, arts, agriculture, teen, and other programs.

For tickets, to donate or for information call the club at 239.KIDS.