Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring once again provided a warm meal, fellowship, entertainment and even parting gifts for area seniors.
Some came to the Easter luncheon from assisted and independent living places such as The Commons, Prestige, Merrill Gardens, and Almond Blossom. Others were regular visitors or newcomers.
One of Sister Ann’s former pupils, Marcello Ambriz, was among the guest performers. He sang “La Bamba” with the JRP Band.
Sixth-, seventh- , and eighth- grade students from St. Anthony School not only served up the meal and distributed the prizes, but most doubled up as part of the entertainment, performing a Salsa dance under the direction of Harmony Flores Rebeiro.
The Dance Stars owner and operator taught the dance numbers to students.
“During the past four weeks, they’ve (also) worked on hula dancing,” said Flores Rebiero.
Deacon Harvey Parolari stopped by to promote “The Way,” written, directed and co-starring Emilio Estevez. His father, Martin Sheen, stars in this father and son relationship film which airs May 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church.
Cost is free but those attending are encouraged to bring a canned good item to be donated to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.