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helps feed needy

St. Vincent De Paul Society presents Christmas Omelet Eggstravaganza, Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s gymnasium. Tickets are $7 for adults, children 10 & under, $3.

This is our one and only fund raiser for this year. During the past 12 months we have helped with food and clothing for 7,664 families, 15,513 adults and 14,529 children. Due to the weak economy, they have had an increase from the previous year. All proceeds are used for the needy of our community. The society appreciates your continued support. For tickets call Terry Brown at 824-8144, Al DeGroot at 825-2800, or tickets can be purchased at the door.

Friends of Library
book sale Nov. 14

The Friends of the Manteca Library will hold a big book sale on Saturday, Nov. 14 in the library meeting room on Center Street. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All community members are invited to come and look over the books on sale.

City of Manteca
sponsors blood drive

The City of Manteca and Delta Blood Bank are inviting the community to donate blood on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

For more information contact Fran Maita at 456-8710.

All registered donors will receive a free hand sanitizer, courtesy of Delta Blood Bank. Donors will also be entered into a weekly raffle for a free S-Mart Foods gift card. Gift card promotion ends Nov. 26.

Lathrop holiday
parade entries

The City of Lathrop is accepting entry applications for the Dec. 12 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade.

The 2009 theme is “Lighting the Way with Hope.”

The Mayor’s Parade Committee is being chaired by Tony Martin while Ron and Susan Dell’Osso will serve as the grand marshals.

Entry fee is $20. The deadline for all entries is Monday, Nov. 30.

The parade will start at 5 p.m. at J and Fifth streets, traveling south on Fifth to Mingo Lane.

Applications are available at the City of Lathrop website”, Lathrop City Hall, Lathrop Community Center and the Lathrop Senior Center.

Veterans Day
at Library Park

The Manteca’s VFW Post 6311 and American Legion Post 249 are holding a Veterans Day ceremony at Library Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m.

They would like to invite the public to attend. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Post commander Rodney Sevedge, 239-1092.

Moose Lodge
holiday benefit

The Manteca Moose Lodge will kick off the holiday season by hosting a benefit prime rib dinner along with the annual Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 19.

The U.S. Marines will once again be on hand for the toy drive with the local Moose Lodge No. 1815, 1185 N. Main Street, serving as the dropping point every afternoon until Dec. 23.

Cost for the dinner is $15; included will be music by Tim Wilson (Tim2 DJ Service.)

For more information you may call Julie at 993-2870, Carol at 484-8813 or Mirna 481-0105.