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Downtown Gilroy Amoretto Boutique’s 5th Annual Summer Fashion Show AMORETTO BOUTIQUE owner Sandra Castenada put on the boutique’s fifth annual summer fashion show with a pre-show cocktail reception inside the boutique. The runway was set up down Martin Street. Fashion show sponsor: Fifth Street Coffee, Fortino’s Winery, IMobile DJ’s, Kutz and Color, Itty Bitty Beauty Boutique, The Milias Restaurant, and Flash of Magic Photography. The models: Sonya Fernandez, Esmeralda Muñiz-Correa, Mindy Marquez, Judy Sipes, Stephanie Vegh, Nikki Dequin, Victoria Rios Sarah Rossi, Melanie Reynisson, and Stacey Mensosa. The Friday night event was a hit with those in the audience. Fifth Street Live Draws Record Crowd DOWNTOWN GILROY was buzzing with new energy as Moveable Feast came to town on Friday nights in conjunction with the Fifth Street Live concert series.  Ten gourmet food trucks lined Gourmet Alley and Fifth Street as thousands of attendees visited the events.  Downtown businesses reaped the rewards of having new visitors to Downtown and extended their hours and offered specials in conjunction with the event calendar.  Fifth Street Live closed in August but will be back next summer. Johnathan’s Dream JOHNATHAN SPENCER IS A LOCAL 10-YEAR-OLD BOY who has NPC (Niemann-Pick Type C.) For the last few years Fortino Winery has hosted an event for Johnathan. This year on July 9 th , they hosted a Tri-tip Dinner and Raffle. Proceeds help with Johnathan’s care and treatment. Children with Niemann-Pick disease Type C (NPC) lack a protein that the body needs to break down fats and cholesterol within cells. As a result, these substances build up in cells, causing progressive damage to the brain, liver, lungs, and other organs. Symptoms most often begin to appear between ages 4 and 10. Johnathan is currently being treated at UCSF and just completed his 36th spinal infusion! Johnathan is doing better and is looking forward to next year’s event at Fortino Winery on July 8, 2017. Readers can follow Johnathan’s progress on Facebook at Johnathan’s Dream or at Johnathan Spencer. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 gmhtoday.com 33