Saul and Eleanore Casteneda to be this Year’s Beneficiary of Denair Lions Pancake Breakfast

Submitted by Denair Lions Club

Every year, for over 40 years, the Denair Lions Club has held a pancake breakfast on the first Sunday in November.  The breakfast has become not only a great fundraiser, but annual social event for 400 to 600 supporters.  Every year, the club looks for a person or cause to donate the breakfast proceeds to.  In past years, it has paid for such things as new uniforms and equipment for the Denair Lions Youth Football league, updates and fixes to the Denair High School sport facilities and programs, and usually to local residents in need of financial aid for medical bills after or during a tragedy.  This year is no different.  On Sunday November 5, 2017, the Denair Community Center will open its doors at 7:00 am, for the Lions Annual Pancake Breakfast.  This year proceeds will be donated to Saul and Eleanore Casteneda.  Eleanore was diagnosed with acute lyphobalastic leukemia on March 8th. She began chemotherapy treatment the following day, due to the severity of the cancer.

Eleanore, who is 66 years old, is a caring and selfless caregiver to many.  She has devoted her life to taking care of those who needed support, when others couldn’t.  She worked for over 25 years as a non-emergency medical transport driver up until her mother began suffering from the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, 8 years ago.  In addition to taking care of her 90 year old mother, Aurelia Garcia, who is bedridden, Eleanore has been taking care of her brother-in-law for 25 years, who is battling mental issues.  According to her youngest daughter, Serena Mendoza, Eleanore would also take care of other family members such as her nieces and nephews during the summer, who were in need of a “boot camp”.  She lives with her husband Saul on a small ranchette, in Modesto, where they have various small animals, which makes it ideal to teach responsibility.  Eleanore had one of her nieces stay with her for 8 years during her troubled youth, helping her to get back on the right path. Continue reading “Saul and Eleanore Casteneda to be this Year’s Beneficiary of Denair Lions Pancake Breakfast” »

Denair High School Sober Grad Nite Fundraiser Next Tuesday Evening

Fundraiser - Pizza Factory, 2016

Submitted by DHS Sober Grad Night Boosters 

Denair High School Sober Grad Nite Boosters Club’s mission is to provide an all-night event that is fun, memorable and safe, for our graduating seniors, in a drug and alcohol free environment, on what is one of the most memorable nights of their lives.  This event gives them a way to celebrate as a class, as many of them go off to college, the military, or to join the work force.  The all-night event consists of games, trivia contests, food contests, a DJ, pictures, caricature drawings, food, prizes and much more.

The committee begins this process each year in August. Monthly meetings are held in the DHS Library, usually on the third Wednesday of each month, excluding December, at 6:30 p.m.  If you would like more information or you are interested in donating to Denair Sober Grad, you may contact them at Denair Sober Grad Nite Boosters Club at P.O. Box 247, Denair CA or DenairSoberGrad@gmail.com.

Sober Grad fundraises during the year to organize this event . Our next fundraiser is Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Pizza Factory, in Denair.  The hours are between 4 p.m.-9 p.m.  Denair Pizza Factory will donate 25% of all sales, excluding alcohol and other discounts.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

DHS Sports Boosters Host “Jeans and Jersey” Fundraiser

DHS Sports Boosters Jeans and Jersey FlyerSubmitted by Denair High School Sports Boosters

Denair High School Sports Boosters are hosting a Jeans and Jersey dinner, dance and auction on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Happy Hour starts at 6:00 pm, with dinner following at 7:00 pm, at the Denair Community Center. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite athletic team’s jersey to the event.

Tickets are $35.00 each and attendees must be at least 21 years of age to attend.  Tickets can be purchased by calling Carissa Borba at (209) 410-3516, Robert Hodges at (209) 652-4336 or Susan Gilbert at (209) 216-6214. Additionally, you may contact any DHS coach for tickets.

Denair Sports Boosters Hosts Enchilada Drive-Thru

DHS Sports Boosters Chicken Enchilada Drive-Thru

Submitted by Denair Sports Boosters

The Denair Sports Boosters will be holding a drive-thru Chicken Enchilada fundraiser on January 28, 2015, 4:30 pm-7:00 pm, at the Denair Middle School cafeteria.  Cost is $10.00.  Tickets are available in the Denair High School Office or by contacting Carissa Borba at (209) 410-3516.  Proceeds for this event will go towards paying spring sports umpires and referees.