Holidays come home
by TP staff
Nov 19, 2012 | 2906 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Holiday cheer
Alfred and Sandy Ruiz and children Andrea, 20 months, and Emily, 4, watch young Alfred, 6, create a black penguin paper weight during the Tracy’s Home for the Holidays boutique on Sunday, Nov. 18.  Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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Holiday activities jumped off to an early start during the inaugural three-day Tracy’s Home for the Holidays celebration this past weekend, Saturday, Nov. 17 to Monday, Nov. 19.

The Portuguese Halls on West Ninth Street were the locations for two breakfasts, a holiday boutique, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a dinner-dance, a family movie night and a fashion show.

The celebration was expected to be capped off Monday at noon with an annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens.

The three-day celebration was produced by Dave and Pam Warta, two veteran Tracy event-planner volunteers. Before their newest holiday endeavor, duo was instrumental in hosting the Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the Sutter Tracy Hospital Foundation that was put on from the mid-1990s until its final go-around in 2011.

Profits from Home for the Holidays will be distributed to local charities through the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation.

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November 20, 2012
Nice sweater vest, said noone ever...

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