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Telethon-carnival Nov. 4
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Interact volunteers manned one of the carnival booths last year where adults got a chance to win prizes. - photo by HIME ROMERO/Bulletin file photo

You can have your cake, toss a ring to win wine, and help kids at the same time.
It’s all a part of the 37th annual Manteca-Lathrop Boys & Girls Club Telethon taking place Friday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the clubhouse at 545 W. Alameda St.
The goal is to raise at least $100,000 to help cover a nearly $600,000 annual budget that provides a safe haven and positive programs for 1,800 youth.
This is the second year the format includes a “big kids’” carnival featuring games for the enjoyment of adults. There are 10 games ranging from a ring toss for wine to balloon dart throws. Some of the game sponsors as well as barkers include council candidates Gary Singh, David Cushman, and Jeff Zellner.
The $20 ticket allows the holder to drop by anytime between 5 and 8:30 p.m. to play. The price includes free desserts. There will also be several food trucks available to purchase dinner such as Fagundes and La Estrella. There is a no-host bar.
Those attending can participate in both a silent auction and a live auction where Mayor Steve DeBrum will serve as the auctioneer.
Among the live auction items are:
Dinner for six at Ernie’s Restaurant
Four Hopper passes to Disneyland/California Adventure
A week stay at the Kuhiko Banyan Club in Oahu, Hawaii, just 1.5 blocks from Waikiki Beach
One round of golf for four with cart at Pacific Grove Golf Links
Manteca events package tickets
The telephone banks — the heart of the telethon fundraising efforts — will be up and running from 1 to 8 p.m. A small army of volunteers will call on community members in a bid to provide a safe haven for kids.
Kirk Waters is coordinating the telephones. Volunteers that have stepped up to man the phones so far include Manteca Police Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police, Manteca Fire Seniors Aiding Fire Effort, Manteca Chamber of Commerce, Manteca Youth Focus, Manteca Sorpotimists, Kohl’s Associates in Action, Starbucks crew, Manteca Rotary, His Way Recovery, Interact, Raymus Homes, and the Building Industry Association of the Delta.
For those who wish to purchase tickets, volunteer to man the phones, make a donation or help with other aspects of the telethon contact the Boys & Girls Club at 239-KIDS.
Steve DeBrum will serve as the auctionner for items that include:
dinner for six at Ernie’s.
Southwest Airlines tickets to anywhere in the United States.
Pacific Grove Golf.
a Sacramento Kings package that includes six lower level tickets plus access to the VIP room.
being able to name a street in a new Manteca neighborhood south of Woodward Avenue.
a Disneyland package.