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VIRCD TO BID VERAART FAREWELL FROM THE HEART

The Renaissance Grand Beach Resort is hosting a "From the Heart" luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday for the Virgin Islands Resource Center for the disabled.
The luncheon is also a farewell tribute to Marlene and Deacon Frank Veraart, who are returning to the U.S. mainland after 20 years of service to the organization.
Veraart is one of the founding fathers of VIRCD, and current president of the board of directors. MaryAnn Ramirez, the agency's executive director, said Veraart's leadership is outstanding. "It's evidenced by the continued growth in client enrollment at the agency – we now serve more than 150 people free of charge."
The hotel is donating the space for the luncheon, and offering a special discounted menu rate for the event. In addition, employees from all areas of the resort are donating their time to assist with the luncheon.
"We feel that it is important to give back to a community that has supported us so much over the years," said Tom Calame, hotel director of operations. The hotel has been an active member of theV.I. community for 14 years.
VIRCD is a nonprofit organization that assists children and adults in job training, and provides after school computer classes, as well as an Arts in Technology program.
Tickets for the luncheon are $75, out of which $65 goes directly to VIRCD. To purchase tickets, or for more information contact MaryAnn Ramirez at (340) 774-7517.

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