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Manteca locations all support non-profits
MASL fireworks
From left, volunteers working the Manteca Area Soccer League fireworks booth at the corner of Fishback Road and Daniels Street on Thursday include Veronica Aparicio, Melanie Aparicio, Rosa Sanchez, Sonia Garcia and Terri Richichi.

The Manteca Area Soccer League’s fireworks booth is listed at 1100 South Airport Way.

But the actual location of the booth selling Phantom fireworks is at the southeast of Fishback Road and Daniels Street – not too far from Sizzler at 1890 Daniels St. – in an otherwise vacant lot.

“This is our first year (selling fireworks) at this spot,” said Patricia Serritos, who is the Rec Commissioner of the local youth soccer league featuring 700 to 800 players at the recreation level, and another 300 on the Rangers United Competitive Club.

Proceeds from the sales of fireworks will go back to the players, according to Serritos.

“It’ll help pay for equipment and maintain a low cost (per player registration),” she added.

MASL is one of 14 fireworks booths in Manteca that’s operated by local non-profit organizations.

The other places selling fireworks (non-profits, locations) of the safe and sane variety are:

  • A Bridge to Change – Valley Christian Fellowship, 1125 N. Main St.
  • Christian Worship Center Academy – 24 Hour Fitness parking lot, 900-1090 N. Main St.
  • Christian Worship Center – Raley’s parking lot, Union and Lathrop roads.
  • His Way Recovery House – Manteca Marketplace, Yosemite Avenue and Union Road.
  • Iglesia El Shaddai Ministerios Shalom – Wendy’s parking lot, 1630 E. Yosemite Ave.
  • Jimmie Connors VFW Post 6311 – Calvary Community Church, 815 W. Lathrop Rd.
  • Journey Church – Del Taco parking lot, 1194 E. Yosemite Ave.
  • Manteca High Band Boosters – IHOP parking lot, 131 Spreckels Ave.
  • Manteca Chargers Youth Foundation – Jack in the Box parking lot, 1081 S. Main St.
  • Manteca SHARP Unit – Walmart parking lot, 1205 S. Main St.
  • Manteca Wave Softball – Save Mart parking lot, 1172 N. Main St.
  • Place of Refuge – Bass Pro Center, 834-1134 Lifestyle St.
  • St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus Council #10693 – 1105 S. Main St. and Mission Ridge.

The fireworks booths will be open through the Fourth of July or as long as supplies last.