Ron Laffranchi and Renee Silva are honoring their parents with a unique gift — they are having streets in the new neighborhood being built by Raymus Homes in south Manteca named in their honor.
Alex Drive and Beverly Court — their parents’ first names — was made possible with a donation to the Hope Family Shelters.
There are two more street names available via an auction
It’s known as the “Name-a-Street” event — and like Alex Drive and Beverly Court — the charitable event will benefit HOPE Family Shelters. You can name a street after yourself or anyone you may choose. Bidding will start at $2,500.
The streets to be named are located in the southwest section of town. Street names cannot be guaranteed to be selected as they must be approved by the City of Manteca’s Emergency Services. Bids for this event will be submitted to Raymus Homes, 1433 Moffat Blvd. #13, Manteca, CA. 95336 or call 209.824.3080. Additional inquiries can be answered by calling HOPE Family Shelters at 209.824.0658. All bids must be submitted by no later than Sept. 25, 2014.
It’s not the first time Manteca street names have been auctioned off to raise money for non-profits. Many streets in Chadwick Estates had their names purchased as a benefit for the Manteca Boys & Girls Club through the efforts of Raymus Development. Street names that generated charitable donation in excess of $1,000 apiece back in the late 1990s were Bergthold Street, Widmer Lane, Nushake Way, Wickford Way, Crutchfield Lane, Bolton Lane, and Komenich Drive among others.
Atherton Homes donated naming rights to two streets in the Woodward Park area to raise funds for the American Heart Association during a celebrity waiter dinner conducted in an event tent at Doctors Hospital of Manteca in the late 1990s. Farmer John Azevedo paid in excess of $2,000 for the names of Doty Drive and Azevedo Avenue to honor his wife who had just passed away. The two streets intersect south of Woodward Park.