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Benefits set for Agape Villages Foster Family Agency, Manteca CAPS
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Manteca photographer Chris Leonard gets into the act with instructions on the trumpet from CAPS CEO Paul Rengh prior to a set of fund raisers that includes the band “Tommy & The Edsels.” Leonard will put down the horn in lieu of a “Tennies, Ties & Tutus” event that will focus on children’s photography that will benefit Agape Villages Foster Family Agency. - photo by GLENN KAHL
One Manteca business has set the theme for his operation as “A Year for Giving” with a program that is designed to benefit Agape Villages Foster Family Agency and Manteca CAPS.

Portrait photographer Chris Leonard said his goal is to give back to the community through fund raisers, charity events and other special activities.

First on the list is “Tennies, Ties and Tutus,” a children’s photography event that will specifically benefit the foster family agency.  The second, “Manteca Cares,” will feature the band Tommy & The Edsels that is slated for the new location of the Main Street Café in the 1400 block of West Yosemite Avenue at 6 p.m. on May 21.

The band’s musical presentation offers dancing and hors d’oeuvres with proceeds benefiting the Manteca CAPS that serves adults with developmental disabilities in the Central Valley.

Leonard promises to have a portrait gallery and slide show presentation of the CAPS activities through a photography project that he has launched as a community benefit.  Those families taking part in the children’s photography are asked to donate a gift certificate for $20 to Agape villages.

For more information on Tennie, Ties and Tutus, call 824-0204