Seen & Heard: Sept. 27

September 27, 2013 

MANATEE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 REUNION

The class of 1968 from Manatee High School Class held a reunion Sept. 6-7. The weekend included attending the Manatee High football game against Venice. Here class members are pictured at an evening reception at Pier 22. The reunion committee included Bob Hilton, Debbie Dye-Gigliotti, Carol Nelson-Rice, Cathy Jarvis-Simmons, Curtis Root, John Sands, Kelsie Moore, Lois Kinsy and Teresa Rodriguez-Thompson. PHOTO PROVIDED

SEPT. 24 IS MEALS ON WHEELS PLUS OF MANATEE DAY

Manatee County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 24, 2013, as Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee Day. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee delivers healthy meals to the homebound and assists individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring supportive services throughout Manatee County. Over the years, the "PLUS" was added to the name as Meals on Wheels

expanded its services and operations to include The Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Care Center, Senior Lunch Club and Friendship Dining and Senior Wheels. From left, county commissioner Vanessa Baugh, Maribeth Phillips, CEO, Meals on Wheels PLUS; Kristen Theisen, vice-president of development, Meals on Wheels PLUS; Haskell Gates, vice president/CFO, Meals on Wheels PLUS. PHOTO PROVIDED

MTI STUDENTS COMPLETE CITIZENSHIP PROJECT

MTI students Lesvia Franco and Sebastian Martines pose with instructors Barbara Lasser and Vera Bourenina after participating in a SkillsUSA citizenship project. The digital videography class created a DVD of Franco, Martines and Bourenina sharing what it meant to them to become U.S. Citizens. For all three naturalized citizens, it was an emotional event. The class played the video for the MTI student body on Constitution Day. Also part of the project that day, students had the opportunity to register to vote. PHOTO PROVIDED

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