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Boys & Girls throwing barn party April 18
Helping organize the Boys & Girls Club barn party on Saturday, April 18 are, from left, Arlene Sevor, John Coburn, Toni Raymus, and Charlie Halford. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin


WHAT: Manteca Boys & Girls Barn Dance & Party
WHEN: Saturday, April 18
WHERE: Fonseca Barn on South Airport Way
COST: $50 per person

An old-fashioned barn party – complete with dinner, dancing to a live band and lively conversation – is taking place in the Fonseca barn.

Similar bashes conducted in the 1990s were sell-outs well in advance and benefitted a wide array of organizations including Scouting.

This time around the benefactors will be the 1,500 plus kids who are members of the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop.

The barn party billed as a “Hoedown in the Heart of California” takes place Saturday, April 18, at the Fonseca Barn at 22695 S. Airport Way. It features a happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with steak dinner served at 7 p.m. Dancing to the band Relic takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The $50 per person ticket includes dinner, dancing, and a champagne toast.

Organizers noted the early spring is the perfect time as the evening weather is “just right for people, good food, good times, and good conversation.”

Toni Raymus and John Coburn are among the organizers of the barn party designed to help keep programs running at the non-profit’s two clubs.

For tickets, call the Boys & Girls Club at 239-KIDS

The club is also staging its annual golf tournament on May 8.

Hall of Fame nominee deadline is March 31

 The deadline to make nominations for the Manteca Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009 is March 31.

The annual induction dinner and ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 23, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

Nominees are being sought in the fields of education, business, health art, athletics, art, agriculture, government, and community service and at large.

Individuals nominated must have resided within the Manteca Unified School District boundaries at one point in their life.

Judging criteria is based on 40 percent of success demonstrated in area of nomination. The balance is for contributions for area of nominations such as significant achievements, leadership and dedication as judged by scope and length of activities.

The event is staged by the Manteca Boys & Girls Club. For more information call 239-KIDS.