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VFW, troop support, shelter benefactors of 2016 event
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The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis has selected their three main organizations that will receive funds from the 2016 Pumpkin Fair proceeds — Veteran of Foreign Wars Jimmie Connors Post 6311, Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program and Hope Family Shelter-Raymus House.
The 32nd annual Pumpkin Fair is Oct. 1-2 I downtown Manteca.
 Last year, Give Every Child A Chance, American Legion Post 249 and Friday Night Fun Club each received $3,000 as well as an additional $31,800 that was distributed to various organizations in amounts ranging from $100 to $2,000 at the Sunrise Kiwanis “Community Night of Giving”.
Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis has provided funds over the years to: Agape Villages, American Cancer Society, ALS, American Heart Assc., American Legion, Boys & Girls Club of Manteca, Boys Scouts, CERT, Clothes Closet, Dream Closet, Raymus House Birthday Buddies, Crime Stoppers, Doctors Hospital Auxiliary, East Union & Sierra High Band Boosters, Sober Grad events at all local MUSD high schools, Key Club, Give Every Child A Chance, JROTC at Manteca, Sierra and East Union High, Every 15 Minutes, Great Valley Book Fest, Haven of Peace, Hope Family Shelter, Hospice, Hearts & Hands, Katrina Relief Fund, Kiwanis Family House, Kiwanis Eliminate Project, Valley CAPS, Manteca Police Explorers, Manteca Fire Chief’s Foundation, Manteca Police Chief Foundation, Manteca Police K9 Unit, Manteca Historical Society, Manteca Mural Society, Manteca Prayer Breakfast, High School Scholarships, Manteca Senior Center, Manteca Unified Student Trust, Manteca Youth Focus, MUSD Homeless Student Fund, Not Forgotten Memorial Day Event, Pregnancy Help Center, Relay for Life, Special Day of the Farm, Starting Point, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sierra High Band Boosters, Treats for Troops, Veterans Stamp Program, Veteran’s Stand Down, Welcome Home Heroes Foundation, West High Key Club and many others. 
Over $600,000 has been donated over the years and another estimated $300,000 has been raised by various groups through the Annual Pumpkin Fair.