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Supporting the Local Community

By Jamie Fields - 5-24-2016

Supporting the Community

As a small, family-owned home builder, Raymus Homes likes to give back to the community in any way possible. From volunteering at fundraising events to supporting the local business, Raymus and its employees try to do their part. Below is a list of our office staff’s favorite things that Manteca has to offer.


Bean and Leaf Café

The environment and aroma make for a welcoming place to grab your morning coffee or stop in for a hearty lunch.

Located at: The Raley’s Shopping Center: 1254 W Lathrop Rd, Manteca


A favorite of our accounting department, Johnny’s is, “A good, old fashioned coffee shop.”

Located at: 610 E Yosemite Ave, Manteca

Mom’s Thai House

Whether you get the Pad-Thai or one of the curries, you are sure to find something to love. Don’t forget to indulge in one of their Thai Iced Teas too!

Located at: 439 N Main St, Manteca

Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

A constantly rotating selection of beers on tap, appetizers that are to die for (Pete’s Stuffed Knots!!!) and entrees that will fill you for days…Pete’s has quickly established itself as a favorite in our hearts that is a perfect stop for lunch or dinner!

Located at: 881 Lifestyle St, Manteca


Memorial Day – Not Forgotten

A day to honor those who serve our country and our fallen heroes. The day includes a car show, a 5k run/walk, World War II air craft fly-overs, fireworks and a concert! A beautiful day dedicated to remembering and honoring those who protect our freedom.

Located at: Woodward Community Park: 710 E Woodward Ave, Manteca

May 29, 2016

Tuesday Night Farmer’s Market

Bring the family out for fresh, local foods! Join the community in discovering the harvest of the Valley. You can also enjoy a variety of entertainment, craft vendors and a beer garden.

Located at: Library Park 100 Manteca Ave, Manteca

Every Tuesday night in June and July

San Joaquin Valley Brewfest

The second annual San Joaquin Valley Brewfest is right around the corner, and if this year is anything like the first, it is sure to be a great time had by all! A wide variety of samples of beer/cider, food truck and live music… you will love it!

Located at: The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley: 934 Perimeter Dr, Manteca

September 24, 2016

Great Valley Bookfest

This event a great way to support our community’s youth and it is an opportunity to promote reading and literacy! Book sales, food, raffles, and a variety of stages with different readings can all be found at this family event. There is also a book alley that offers huge discounts on gently used books.

Located at: The Promenade Shops: Bass Pro Center, Manteca

October 8, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Gift

By Jamie Fields - 5-10-2016

The end of the school year is fast approaching! If you are looking to get your kid’s teachers an appreciation gift, I have an idea of how to step up the game this year! Instead of a Starbucks gift card, which I’m sure they would love anyway, try making a more personal and memorable gift that is just for them!

I am talking about personalized coffee mugs! These inexpensive, crafty gifts will be sure to remind your kid’s favorite teachers how much of an impact they have had on their live


What you’ll need:

  • Plain Mugs (Can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Oil Based Sharpie Paint Pens
  • Scrapbook Stickers (optional)
  • Oven

You can do this project a couple of different ways. You can let your kids be creative and free-hand a design or you can use scrapbook stickers to spell something out (a name, initials, or quotes).


  • If you plan on using stickers as a template, lay them on the mug in your desired location.
  • Choose your paint pen colors and make dots all around the letters. Really fill in the area. If you make a mistake, you can quickly wipe it away with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip.
  • Once you are satisfied with your design, let it dry. Then, carefully peel off the scrapbook sticker. Make any touchups that are needed.
  • After removing all stickers, set your oven to 350, place the mugs inside and let them bake for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, turn your oven off and allow the mugs to cool inside of the oven.

More details can be found at the sites below.

An extra bonus!