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Dinner-dance Saturday benefits Manteca 24-Hour Relay for Life
Volunteers will place purple ribbons around Manteca on April 21 just as they have done in previous years to promote the Relay for Life. - photo by Bulletin file photo

• WHAT: Manteca 24-Hour Relay Tri-Tip Dinner-Dance
• WHEN: Saturday, March 24
• WHERE: MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St.
• PRICE: $40
• FOR TICKETS: Call Main St. Café at 825-2242 or email

There are two events coming up in support of the 2012 Manteca Relay for Life taking place April 28-29 at Sierra High to help fight cancer.

A tri-tip dinner takes place this Saturday, March 24, at the MRPS Hall.  It starts at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar with dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25.  There will be a no-host bar, raffle prizes, a silent auction and a DJ to help everyone dance the night away. For tickets, please call Main St. Café at 825-2242 or email

On Saturday, April 21, it will be time to “Paint the Town Purple: as a last push to get the community involved in Relay.  Committee members, team captains, team members, and various volunteers will hit the town by feet and flood Manteca  with purple ribbons, Relay posters, informational Relay door hangers, and anything else that we can come up with to let the city know that Relay is around the corner.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.  Relay For Life events will be held in more than 300 communities throughout California, raising $36 million for the fight against cancer.

Please visit for more information on the Relay for Life in Manteca.  If you or someone you know needs more information regarding services of the American Cancer Society call 1-800-227-2345, they are available 24/7, 365 days a year to help.