The Verona Juniors would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Bunny Brunch on March 19. It was wonderful to see families coming together to eat breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny. The $1700 we raised at this event will go directly to support our Adopt-a-Family program, which helps families in need in Verona.This event would not have been possible without the support of some area businesses, including Hot Bagels and More, Bagelwich, Whole Foods of West Orange, Kings Supermarket of Verona, Dunkin’ Donuts of Cedar Grove, Dunkin’ Donuts of West Orange, Dunkin’ Donuts of Verona, American Cleaners, Decals Design Plus of West Caldwell, and Jonathan’s Balloons of Upper Montclair.
A big thank you goes out to Joanne Theobald and the Juniorettes for doing a great job with the kids’ crafts and face painting, and to Caleigh Holton who volunteered to be the bunny this year!
Finally, we would like to thank Superintendent Rui Dionisio, who allowed us to use the high school cafeteria, and to the Verona High School custodial staff for all of their help before, during, and after the event.Thanks again to everyone who supported our event.
Junior Woman’s Club of Verona
The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona once again hosted its Annual Bunny Brunch, a 20+ year old tradition. The event was Saturday March 19th and included a continental breakfast, crafts, and one-on-one time with the Bunny. A new Bunny made his debut at our event! He was very cute and friendly.
Thank you to the generous businesses who donated to this year's Bunny Brunch - Hot Bagels - N - More (which included rainbow bagels, regular bagels, butter, cream cheese, and coffee), Bagelwich, Kings Super Markets in Verona, Whole Foods Market, The Town Scoop, Dunkin' Donuts of Cedar Grove, West Orange, and Verona, Decal Designs Plus, and Jonathan's Balloons at The Light Closet!
This event was open to residents and non-residents, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Verona families in need through the Adopt-a-Family program.
Congratulations to our very own Corisa Walker for winning the Inspiring Excellence Award 2015-16 from the Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence (VFEE)! There were 24 excellent nominees and the six awardees from the outstanding nominations are:
Claire Duffy, Brookdale Avenue
Corisa Walker, FN Brown
Lisa Varuolo, Forest Avenue
Grace Minervo-Buneo, Laning Avenue
Jennifer Kleinknecht, HB Whitehorne
Richard Wertz, Verona High School
The VFEE will also be recognizing the achievements of Barbara Kistner with the creation of a special grant for the 2016-2017 school year.
Congratulations Corisa! We are so proud of you!
The Junior Women's Club of Verona had a great time socializing and celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Verona Inn.
Thank you Juniors for donating all of these great items for 10 children in a woman's shelter in Belleville. I am sure it will brighten their day!
Thank you to everyone who came out for our painting night at Pinot's Palette for Heifer International! It was so much fun!
Due to a generous donation from Pinot's Palette we were able to raise $270 for this great organization.
Thank you to them and to our member Michelle O'Neill who organized this great event!
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