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Fiesta for Life!  Huge Mexican buffet and auction!

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NOTE: The information below relates to LifeSavers Ministries' 2006 Fiesta for Life Mexican Dinner and Auction, which was held on December 14, 2006. Click here for information on the upcoming event.

Participating restaurants Auction item donors Table sponsors
A plate of food from the huge Mexican buffet at the 2006 Fiesta for Life

With over 30 restaurants to choose from, nobody had trouble filling their plates with mouth-watering Mexican food.

Comida del Cielo: A Taste of Heaven

Congratulations to Si Señor Grill,
winner of the 2006 "Comida del Cielo" award!
Si Señor Grill's Chile Rellenos were voted as the favorite entree by attendees at the 2006 Fiesta for Life Mexican Dinner and Auction.

With delicious food on the menu and fantastic deals in the auction, LifeSavers Minstries' 2006 Fiesta for Life Mexican Dinner and Auction was enjoyed by over 300 people. The evening was full of surprises, including impromptu testimonies from women whose children were saved from abortion when God used LifeSavers Ministries to reach them in their time of need.

Woman sharing her testimony at the 2006 Fiesta for Life

Rachel, one of our pregnant clients, tells her story at the Fiesta for Life while her supportive husband Eddie looks on.

Ultrasound shows baby in the womb of one of LifeSavers Ministries' clients

An impromptu appearance was made by the child living in Rachel's womb (with the help of 3-D ultrasound pictures).

One woman shared how several doctors had insisted that she needed to abort her baby because of health problems affecting herself and her child, but when she decided to let her child live, God used the experience to turn her life around. Another woman explained that she had come to our LifeHouse pregnancy help center when it was closed, but the 24-hour hotline outside our front door enabled her to receive the help she needed.

'Baibies are Precius' was the touching message on one of the cakes at the Fiesta for Life

"Baibies are Precius" was the heartfelt message one of our donors used to decorate their cake at the Fiesta for Life. We appreciated their sentiments, and the cake was delicious, but their interesting spelling helped to put an extra smile on our faces.

Others, explaining how God enabled them to face embarrassment from their church and lack of support from the baby's father, expressed gratitude to LifeSavers and encouraged more people to help financially.


Chile Colorado
Chips and salsa
Enchiladas (cheese, chicken, and shredded beef)
Chile Verde
Tacos (fish and carnitas)
Fajitas (chicken and steak)
Albondigas (meatball soup)
Chicken Quesadillas
Pupusas (Salvadorian Specialty)
Chile Rellenos
Fruit Bars
...and more
A plate of food at the Fiesta for Life, featuring tortas


Jazz Diet Pepsi Strawberries and Cream
Sierra Mist

Restaurants and others who provided food:

El Jacalito (chile colorado) - 10110 Main Street, Lamont
Don Perico (chicken fajitas) - 2660 Oswell St # 133, Bakersfield
El Portal (party platters) - 6641 Ming Ave, Bakersfield
Cactus Valley (salsa) - 4215 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
El Patio (chicken/steak fajita tray and salsa) - 13001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (fish and carnita tacos, chips and salsa) - 9200 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
La Bonita (tortillas) - 1813 E. California Ave., Bakersfield
La Colonia (rice) - 1809 Potomac Ave., Bakersfield
El Cazador (rice and beans, chips and salsa) - 3500 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield
El Pollo Loco (flame grilled chicken) - 3701 California Ave., Bakersfield
El Taco Loco (burritos) - 2301 Panama Ln., Bakersfield
Taco Pronto (party platters) - 4800 White Ln. #H, Bakersfield
La Rosa Fruit Bars (fruit bars) - 1317 Niles St., Bakersfield
El Pueblo (chips and salsa) - 9705 Main Street, Lamont
Fiesta Burrito (chicken enchiladas) - 2701 Ming Ave. (in Valley Plaza), Bakersfield
Jake's Tex Mex (beans) - 1710 Oak Street, Bakersfield
Señor Pepe's (chicken enchiladas) - 8450 Granite Falls Dr., Bakersfield
El Ranchito (Salvadorian specialty) - 2105 Edison Hwy. (in Plaza del Pueblo at Mercado Latino), Bakersfield
El Adobe (cheese enchiladas) - 2620 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
Zarate Mexican Restaurant (chips and salsa) - 212 Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin
La Cabanipa (chicken enchiladas) - 1609 Highway 46, Wasco
La Costa Mariscos (cheese enchiladas) - 716 21st St., Bakersfield
Los Hermanos (chile verde) - 8200 Stockdale Hwy. Suite N, Bakersfield
Los Molcajetes (shredded beef enchiladas) - 2500 Brundage Ln., Bakersfield
Los Tucanes (tortas) - 1230 Baker Street, Bakersfield
Don Pepe's (chile verde) - 3719 Wilson Road, Bakersfield
Noel's Mexican Grill (taquitos) - 4011 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
Santiago's (meatball soup) - 727 S. H St., Bakersfield
La Cabana (chicken quesadillas) - 300 Oak Street, Bakersfield
Rigo's Tacos(tamales and champurrado) - 2199 1/2 Edison Hwy., Bakersfield
Si Señor Grill (chile rellenos) - 2210 Airport Dr., Bakersfield
La Tapatia (tamales & enchiladas) - 617 Chico st., Bakersfield
La Cabana (chicken and beef fajitas) - 6162 White Lane, Bakersfield
Anita's Mexican Grill (flautas) - 4240 California Avenue, Bakersfield
Loma Linda (chile verde) - 3611 Mount Vernon Ave., Bakersfield
Pollo del Norte (chicken) - 2105 Edison Hwy. (in Plaza del Pueblo at Mercado Latino), Bakersfield
Las Fuentes (chips and salsa) - 212 Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin
Wasco Elizabeth League (posole)
Ramona Salazar (tamales)
La Mina (appetizers) - 354 Oak St.
La Mina (chips/salsa) - 4001 Auburn St, Bakersfield
Ranch Market (cake) - 600 Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin
Meredith Dunn (cake)
Angelica's Bakery (pastries) - 10915 Main St., Lamont
Angelica's Bakery (pastries) - 515 E. California Ave.
La Nortena Bakery (cookies) - 1000 F St., Wasco
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company (Sierra Mist and Diet Strawberry Jazz)

Part of the crowd enjoying the food and fun at the 2006 Fiesta for Life

Part of the crowd enjoying the food and fun at the 2006 Fiesta for Life.

Auction Items:

Power tool kit
Guitar starter kits
Framed painting
Fishing poles
Decorative humidifier
Bamboo plants
Heavy-duty wind chime
Touchscreen video game
Silk flower arrangement
Chipper's Hot Salsa
Dozens of shoes
Teddy bear
CD clock radio
Photo album

Gift certificates for
ice cream and candy shops,
grocery store,
shoe stores,
book stores,
office supply store,
amusement parks,
car washes,
movie theaters,
hotel and travel items,
sporting events,
ski lift tickets,
furniture stores,
interior decorating

...and more

Auction and door prize donors included:

Front Porch Music - 1711 19th St.
California Keyboards - 100 Oak St.
SeaWorld Adventure Park (San Diego)
All Saints Catholic Store - 717 H St.
Calico Ghost Town (Yermo)
The Inn at Silver Lakes (Helendale)
Barstow Outlets (Barstow)
Doubletree Hotel (Sacramento)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita)
Indian Valley Store - 3201 F. St. (in the Golden State Mall)
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (Fish Camp)
Urner's - 4110 Wible Rd.
Shilo Inns (Oakhurst and other locations)
Zapateria Donis - 3201 F St. in the Golden State Mall
Southside Camera - 3504 Ming Ave.
Stinson's - 1108 Baker St.
Elite Interiors - 2235 H St.
Mimi's Cafe - 4025 California Ave.
California Choice - 4102 California Ave.
Sierra Summit Mountain Resort
Scent-sations - 3000 Mall View Rd. (in East Hills Mall, near center)
Camelot Park - 1251 Oak St.
Russo's Books -9000 Ming Ave. #I-4
Uncle Sam's - 2751 Fruitvale Ave.
Dewar's Candy - 1120 Eye St.
Food Maxx - 6300 White Ln.
Jamba Juice - 5180 Stockdale Hwy. #A
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
F. McLintock's (Shell Beach)
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (Simi Valley)
Mauricio's - 10715 Rosedale Hwy.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Zoo
Modern Amusement Co. - 508 18th Street
Las Palmas Nursery - 1100 Coffee Rd.
California State Railroad Museum (Sacramento)
HomeTown Buffet - 4221 S. H St.
John's Incredible Pizza - 3709 Rosedale Hwy.
Today Cleaners (various locations)
Guarantee Shoe Center - 2101 Chester Ave.
Rosemary's Family Creamery - 2733 F St.
Frugatti's Italian Eatery - 600 Coffee Rd. #L (in the Fountain Plaza)
Starplex Cinemas - 4200 California Ave.
Bakersfield Bamboo - 3000 Mall View Rd. (in East Hills Mall, near center)
Curves for Women (various locations)
Trader Joe's - 8200 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield Christian Supply - 2765 Calloway Dr.
WhiteWater Car Wash (various locations)
Chipper's Hot Salsa - 700 Oak St. (at Pizzaville, USA)
Wind Chimes by Wendell Martin
Bobbi's Hallmark - 8200 Stockdale Hwy. #F3
Olive Garden - 1701 New Stine Rd.
Chuy's Mesquite Broiler - 8660 Rosedale Hwy.
Master's Bouquet by KP (formerly known as Apropos) - 2324 Chester Ave.
Red Wing Shoes - 2025 Chester Ave.
Red Door Interiors - 2300 Eye St.
Chipotle Mexican Grill - 4950 Stockdale Hwy.
Your Drug Store - 2303 Niles Pt.
Andrew and JoAnna Rawicki
Esther Boozer

and more...

Table Sponsors:

Mark and Monica Savage
Mark and Amparo Kinnsch
Siefkas family - In memory of Robert H. (Bob) Berger
St. Augustine Church
Students for the Silent - Voice For Life
Giumarra and Kuntz families
Dr. Bruce Massee
Knights of Columbus (St. Augustine)
Tim and Terri Palmquist
Daniel and Laura Halbur
Bill and Ramona Altmiller
Hocking Denton Palmquist
Donald and Joanne Border
Knights of Columbus (Sacred Heart)
St Vincent de Paul (Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Alan and Leanne Gold
Rachel Kennedy
In Jesus' Name
Helen Stamper
Riverland Ministries
Health 1st
Esther Boozer
St. Gianna's Home (Amanda Baeza)
St. John's Elizabeth League

The Fiesta for Life, LifeSavers Ministries' Seventh Annual Mexican Dinner and Auction, was held on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 6:30 pm. We appreciate Garces High School for generously opening their facilities to us! Special thanks to the mothers and family members of babies who have been saved who opened their hearts to share at this event. Thanks also to Amber Jasper, Carlotta Fondren, Andrew and JoAnna Rawicki, and all of our volunteers.

You can help us have more successful events like this in the future if you take a few moments to stop by some of the restaurants and businesses whose generosity made this event possible. Be sure to tell them that you appreciated their donation to LifeSavers Ministries' Fiesta for Life! (Please use the links on this page to find contact information for these restaurants and businesses.)

Congratulations to El Patio, winner of the "favorite restaurant" vote at the Sixth Mexican Dinner!

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