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ROP class staging Safe Halloween at Sequoia
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Students of the Health Occupation classes at Lindbergh School are planning a Safe Halloween at Sequoia School on Saturday, Oct. 31. From left, front row, Sahneya Fryer and Bryana Teicheira; middle, Lacey Clark, Lynsey Maraspini, Brianna LaMont; back, Kyle Dickerson, Cory Anderson, and Jessica Dalzell. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

The Health Occupation classes at Lindbergh School will be conducting a Safe Halloween at Sequoia School on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The fundraiser, in part, will help send students from the Regional Occupational Program to the state leadership conference scheduled for March 11 through 14 in Ontario.

Last year, instructor Cheryl Behler could only take four of her students to the leadership event held in Sacramento.

She’s hoping that the weekend benefit will be enough to defray some of the cost for 60 of her ROP students to attend the Southern California conference.

The Safe Halloween will consist of free “trunk-or-treat” candies and, for a minimal cost, a haunted house, games, and food booths.

The event is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sequoia School, 710 Martha St. The haunted house will take place in the multi-purpose building while the parking lot along Wawona Street will host the “trunk-or-treat” free candy, and the game and food booths.

Thus far, the ROP class received donations from the likes of Dell’Osso Farms, The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, community members, parents and students.

Students received extra credit for bringing in candy and other goodies.

Parents made possible the cases of bottled water, soda, Ice-e maker and popcorn machine.

For more information, call Behler at Lindbergh School, (209) 825-3100.

Harvest festival
Thursday at Shasta

Shasta School’s first annual harvest festival takes place Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

There will be a costume contest for kids although adults are encouraged to come in costumes as well.

They are asking that no one wears scary costumes including fake blood, knives and guns. If you have a question on what may be appropriate, call the school office at 858-7400.

There will be games, food, and a scarecrow contest.

Children should bring a container to carry their “prizes” in.

Manteca Christian
Harvest Party

The Manteca Christian School Harvest Party takes place Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. at the school, 486 Button Ave.

It will feature games “trunk or treat”, dunk tank, prizes, food, and more.

For more information call 239-3436.

Lathrop Christian
Trunk or Treat

LATHROP - The Lathrop Christian Center is presenting its “Trunk or Treat” and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, from3 to 6 p.m. at the church located at 1919 Louise Ave.

There will be candy, games, goodies, raffle, and free hay ride.

You can get free raffle tickets if you bring canned goods for the canned food drive.

For more information go to or call 858-1317.

St. Anthony’s plans
Safe Halloween

St. Anthony’s School will host its fourth annual Safe Halloween Night at the school, 323 N. Fremont Ave., in Manteca on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The event is designed to keep children safe and off the streets on Halloween night. Haunted house, games, prizes and food will be featured in the school gym from 4 until 8 p.m. Admission is free. Ticket prices are 25 cents each, 20 tickets for $5 or 40 tickets for $10. For more information, call the school office at 823-4513.

MRPS Halloween
Festival & Dance

The MRPS Halloween Festival and Dance takes place Saturday, Oct. 31, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. from 4 p.m. to midnight.

There is an adult costume contest at 10:30 p.m. and a kid’s costume contest at 8:30 p.m.

The family oriented event includes a bounce house, games, prizes, food, pumpkin painting and cake walk.

The cost is $5 for adults that are 16 and older while those 15 and under are free.

For more information call Evelyn at 599-6650.

First Baptist Church
Bible Land Festival

The First Baptist Church, North and Sherman, is staging a Bible Land Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, for a night of relaxation and family fun. It is open to all children from toddler age to sixth grade. All activities will be moved inside if the weather is cold or wet.

There will be game booths including festival classics such as bowling, sack race, darts, maze, and cake walk plus carpet ball and ladder golf. Every child will go home with a treat bag full of goodies and candy won at each game booth.

Loaves and Fishes Cafe is serving dinner - hot dog, nachos, dessert, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and punch. The donation is $2 per person.

There is no charge for admission and games.

The church is located at 715 E. North Street in Manteca. If you have any questions, call the church office at 823-1781.

Journey Church
Trunk ‘N Treat
Journey Church’s annual Trunk ‘N Treat is on Saturday, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m.
Children are invited to come through the parking lot at the church and receive goodies from the trunks of congregation members’ cars. They will have hot chocolate and coffee for the moms and dads. This is a free event.
The church is located at 444 Argonaut Street, Manteca. You can get more info by calling 823-7133 or visiting the church on the web at