Maraval hosts virtual regional fundraising dinner

A vegetable dish prepared by Catherine Kumar and team.   -
A vegetable dish prepared by Catherine Kumar and team. -

RESIDENTS of TT, Turks and Caicos, Grenada and the USA came together to participate in Dinner Extravaganza, the Rotary Club of Maraval’s first virtual fundraiser.

The event attracted over 150 participants and featured chef Debra Sardinha Metivier of Foodlingo. Metivier is a former first female executive chef of Hilton Hotel, winner of several awards, and owner of 54 Saddle in Maraval.

The September 26 event was the first in the club’s virtual fundraiser series, during which Metivier guided participants through steps of preparing a meal in their own homes and setting their dinner tables for a chance to win a prize. A media release said she selected three teams for prizes for their outstanding presentations – Veera Deokiesingh and family, Catherine Kumar and her team, and Kristin and Paul Scholl from Virginia, USA.

Indeera Deokiesingh, left and Eleanor Wells pose with their dishes. -

Rotary Club president Giselle Holder said of the event,

“Virtual fundraisers are a successful method to generate revenue and our club’s event is proof of this. We will continue to use our creativity via this virtual platform to engage our stakeholders to help make a difference, one project at a time.”

The proceeds of the fundraiser will go to the club’s literacy projects. Recent projects include donations of feminine hygiene products to the TT Women’s prison; stationery supplies to students at five primary schools in Maraval and Rampanalgas, as well as the Cascade Servol Life Centre, supplies for the occupants of the St Andrew’s Home for the elderly in Belmont, and the donation of food hampers to the families of students at the Servol Life Centre.


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