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Ministry of Caring hosts luncheon, program for Valley CAPS consumers
Sister Ann Venita Britto meets and greets her lunch guests at the St. Anthony School cafeteria last Monday. - photo by Photo Contributed

Last Monday, Sister Ann Venita Britto welcomed consumers of the Valley CAPS program.

Many were back for her annual luncheon. They were adults with developmental disabilities from the Valley programs – formerly, Manteca CAPS – for seniors and People Learning Under Support or PLUS.

At least four times a year, Sister Ann and her Ministry of Caring host such parties for the Valley CAPS consumers. This one was held in the St. Anthony School cafeteria and included pizza served with a snack and was made possible via donations from mostly parishioners.

“They always enjoy coming here,” said Sister Ann of the Valley CAPS consumers.

They not only enjoyed lunch, but also got to pick out their own prizes from the drawing.

Some took items consisting of gift coupons redeemable for a free Little Caesars pizza or free ice cream from Baskin-Robbins.

Sister Ann, in addition, was thankful for the seniors from the Commons at Union Ranch. They donated their handcrafted knit items for the luncheon event.

As always, she was grateful for the assistance by her group of volunteers. Included were Lolita Rilcopiro, Sheila Robello, Darlene Auch, Inge Brazil, and Braden Rollins.