It’s for the benefit of teen drivers — a special shrimp feed dinner dance set for Saturday night.
Some 200 have already bought tickets for what promises to be a “fun event” beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until midnight at the Manteca Senior Center complete with an evening of dancing.
Proceeds are going toward the Q-15, Every 15 Minutes drinking and driving event held in the Manteca High School stadium near the end of the school year. It is geared to impress the dangers of inebriated drivers on graduating teens.
The funds will aid in feeding the students — some 110 from the high schools — while they are in the 24 hour long program at Christian Worship Center on Button Avenue.
Music for the dinner dance is being provided by Rudy of Sleek Image of San Francisco.
Craig Haupt is preparing the shrimp and is charging only $5 a head to the dinner committee. He has also donated a weekend at his mountain cabin for the silent auction.
The family style dinner presentation will start with a pasta salad of Penne Rigatti with a meat sauce, dinner rolls and a plate full of shrimp for the entree. Dessert is a peach crisp.
Raffle prizes range from gift baskets to gift certificates for local restaurants. Two barbecues, club memberships, movie packages, family portraits and even a transmission overhaul fill out the long list of prizes.
The dinner is sponsored by the Manteca Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, Manteca Ambulance, Lathrop-Manteca Rural Fire Department, Lathrop (Sheriff) Police Department and the Manteca Unified School District.
Tickets are available by calling Angie at the Manteca Ambulance offices at 456-1834 or Carolyn Thibbodeau at 858-0782.