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Mexican Dinner and Auction (LifeSavers Ministries) Great Food! Great Deals!

Thank you to the restaurants, businesses, table sponsors, and friends who made our Sixth Mexican Dinner and Auction a success! You helped raise thousands of dollars to fund ministries to needy pregnant women and their children (especially the new Traveling Life Center project).

Congratulations to El Patio, winner of the "favorite restaurant" vote at the sixth annual Mexican Dinner

Participants enjoyed a delicious Mexican buffet with food provided by some of the best restaurants in town, along with Spanish-style entertainment and a tearful testimony from a young mother whose child God saved through LifeSavers Ministries and the Elizabeth League. St. Gianna's Home, a new maternity home which is being prepared in the former Aunt Cherie's Home building was also announced at the dinner. The evening ended with a time of friendly competition over various auction items donated by generous local businesses and individuals.


Chips and salsa
Chile Verde
Fruit Bars
...and more
Enchiladas Tapatias (click here for recipe)


Agua de Melon
Agua Frescas
Diet Pepsi
Mountain Dew

Restaurants and others providing food:

El Pueblo (chips and salsa) - 9705 Main St., Lamont
La Colonia (rice) - 1809 Potomac Ave., Bakersfield
El Adobe (cheese enchiladas) - 2620 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
Don Perico (chicken enchiladas) - 4701 White Ln. #D, Bakersfield
Santiago's (chile verde) - 727 S. H St., Bakersfield
La Costa Mariscos (cheese enchiladas) - 716 21st St., Bakersfield
El Herradero (flautas, quesadillas, champurrado, agua de melon) - 3201 F St. in the Montgomery World Plaza, Bakersfield
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill (taco sampler) - 9200 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
El Patio (chicken/steak fajitas) - 13001 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
El Casador (taquitos) - 3500 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield
El Charro (beans) - 700 S. Union Ave., Bakersfield
El Jacalito (cheese enchiladas) - 10110 Main St., Lamont
El Portal (party platter) - 6641 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
El Taco Loco (burritos) - 2301 Panama Ln., Bakersfield
La Cabanita (cheese enchiladas) - 1609 Highway 46, Wasco
Pollo Del Norte (beans) - 2105 Edison Hwy. in Plaza Del Pueblo at Mercado Latino, Bakersfield
Alexis (beans) - 912 7th St., Wasco
Rigo's Tacos (chips and salsa) - 2199 1/2 Edison Hwy., Bakersfield
Zarate Mexican Restaurant (chips and salsa) - 212 Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin
El Pollo Loco (bean and cheese burritos) - 3701 California Ave., Bakersfield
Taco Pronto (party platter) - 4800 White Ln. #H, Bakersfield
La Bonita (tortillas) - 1813 E. California Ave., Bakersfield
La Nortena Bakery (tortillas) - 1000 F St., Wasco
Angelicas Bakery (cakes) - 507 E. California Ave., Bakersfield
La Rosa Fruit Bars (fruit bars) - 1317 Niles St., Bakersfield
Teresa's Taco Villa (chips and salsa) - 441 F St., Wasco
Wasco Elizabeth League (posole)
Lamont Elizabeth League (chicken chile verde, agua frescas)
Pepsi Bottling Co. (sodas)

Auction items

(and door prizes)

Mattress cover
Photo albums
Sports equipment
Thanksgiving basket

Gift certificates for:
grocery store,
department store,
book stores,
pet stores,
amusement parks,
hotels and travel items,
women's fitness center,
dessert or candy,
photography items,
dry cleaning,
movie theater,
child care,
website design

...and more

Auction item (and/or door prize) donors:

California Keyboards - 5432 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
Curves for Women - 1002 Wible Rd. Suite J, Bakersfield
CLS Pets - 3105 F St., Bakersfield
Copeland Sports - 4821 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento - 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento
Elite Interiors - 2235 H St., Bakersfield
Shilo Inns (focusing on Oakhurst location)
Calico Ghost Town (near Barstow)
Six Flags Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita)
All Saints Catholic Store - 717 H St., Bakersfield
Indian Valley Store - 3201 F St. in the Montgomery World Plaza, Bakersfield
Guarantee Shoe Center - 2101 Chester Ave., Bakersfield
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad - off Highway 41 in Fish Camp
Red Door Interiors - 2300 Eye St., Bakersfield
Zapateria Donis - 3201 F St. in the Montgomery World Plaza, Bakersfield
Today Cleaners - 121 Monterey St., Bakersfield
Dewar's Candy - 1120 Eye St., Bakersfield
Loma Linda Restaurant - 3611 Mount Vernon Ave., Bakersfield
Mexicali - 631 18th St., Bakersfield
Rosemary's Family Creamery - 2733 F St., Bakersfield
Creative Dimensions Sleep Center - 806 Wible Rd., Bakersfield
DSS World Crafts and Gifts - 3201 F St. in the Montgomery World Plaza, Bakersfield
Soccer Warehouse Plus - 4131 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
Mauricio's - 10700 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
Trader Joe's - 8200 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
El Sombrero Restaurant - 2731 M St., Bakersfield
Southside Camera - 3504 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
Bobbie's Hallmark Shop - 8200 Stockdale Hwy. #F3, Bakersfield
F. McLintocks - Pismo Beach and other locations
Chipotle Mexican Grill - 4950 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
Russo's Books - 9000 Ming Ave., Bakersfield
Bakersfield Christian Supply - 2765 Calloway Dr., Bakersfield
Beverly Crafts and Fabrics - 2819 F St., Bakersfield
Camelot Park - 1251 Oak St., Bakersfield
Frugatti's Italian Eatery - 600 Coffee Rd., Bakersfield
Albertson's - 2691 Mount Vernon Ave., Bakersfield
Best Buy - 8300 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
Discover California! - 114 J St. in Old Sacramento
Don Pepe's - 3719 Wilson Rd. #D, Bakersfield
JM's for Children - 930 Wible Rd., Bakersfield
Don Perico - 301 E. Lerdo Hwy., Shafter
Ronni Miranda
John's Incredible Pizza - 3709 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
Cactus Valley - 4215 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield
Home Town Buffet - 4221 South H St., Bakersfield
Domingo's Restaurant - 20416 Valley Blvd., Tehachapi
Home Depot - 2655 Mount Vernon Ave., Bakersfield
Esther Boozer
Terri Palmquist
Amy Palmquist
Micah Palmquist
JoAnna Rawicki
and more...

Table Sponsors

Special Thanks to Anne Feeley Esposito

for her tireless work in contacting table sponsors! Anne made numerous phone calls from her home in Florida, even continuing to make calls when her home was without power because of Hurricane Wilma!
St. Vincent de Paul
Knights of Columbus (Sacred Heart)
Donald and Joanne Border
Gary and Janet Giumarra
Bill and Ramona Altmiller
Steve and Louise Booth
Jon and Patricia Siefkas
Bill and Mary Darrah
St. Augustine
Fr. John Schmoll
Vince Zaragoza
Rachel Kennedy
Patty Reed
Daniel and Laura Halbur
Phil and Robyn Palmquist
Alan and Leanne Gold
Dave and Lorrie Moore
Tony Aversano
Nancy Smethurst
Rosalyn Strode
Mark and Amparo Kinnsch
Amanda Fimbres-Baeza

The Sixth Mexican Dinner and Auction was held on Friday November 4th, 2005 at 6:30 pm. Thanks to First Baptist Church of Greenacres for generously opening their facilities to us!

We also appreciate the help provided during the event by Students for the Silent and Elizabeth League 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' Mexican Dinner and Auction!

Congratulations to Santiago's, winner of the "favorite restaurant" vote at the Fifth Annual Mexican Dinner!
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