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Benefit for Manteca family shelters
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HOPE Family Shelters — a non-profit that has been assisting homeless families in Manteca get back on their feet for 26 years — is conducting a Texas Hoedown on Saturday, March 7, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. You can play bunco and have dinner for $30, play poker with 2,000 in chips and dinner for $50 (additional buys are available) or simply have dinner that is being catered by Texas Roadhouse for $25. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Bunco and poker starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the HOPE office at 603 E. Yosemite Ave., or call (209) 665-7640 or go to for more information. Shown getting ready for the event are, from left, Jim Benedict, Julie MacGregor, and Cecily Ballungay.