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Education Foundation Spring Fundraising Dinner 2021

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The Education Foundation of Indian River County is hosting a Spring Dinner fundraiser at River Twist in Vero Beach. Chef Michael Amaral has created a special meal and Education Foundation guests will have the restaurant to themselves for dining on Monday April 12th. Dinner seating will begin at 6:30pm for the five course meal. River Twist is owned by Chef Michael and his wife Lorraine, who is the in-house sommelier. They will be offering a variety of excellent wines from their impressive list to compliment the Spring Dinner. The restaurant opened in 2019 and is located at 717 17th Street in Vero Beach.

The Education Foundation fundraiser will continue April 13th-April 30th with two options. Spring Dinner tickets can be purchased to enjoy at the restaurant with a reservation from April 13th-30th during River Twist’s regular open hours. The dinner will also be available to Carry Out and includes a bottle of wine for every two tickets. Spring Dinner Tickets are $100 per person and are on sale now at Eventbrite or can be purchased directly from Education Foundation by mail.


Appetizer-Goat Cheese Crostini

Salad-Organic Mixed-Greens with Bacon Bleu Cheese or Red Wine Vinaigrette

Entrée-Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Blueberry Ponzo Sauce

Entrée-Salmon-Chicken Duo Plate with Herb Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert-Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Crema Sauce

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is a non-profit that funds Indian River County school programs and services that support academic success for students and teachers in Pre-K to 12th grades. This year’s projects include Indian River County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, High Impact Grant Awards for Teachers and STEP into Kindergarten. For more information on the work of Education Foundation visit the website www.edfoundationirc.org or reach out to Executive Director Douglas Herron at the Education Foundation office 772 564 0034.


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Laica has also served as an Empowered Official overseeing all International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) related activities and responsible for the strategic alignment of resources and staffing in support of global supply chain. Laica holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and professional certification in government contracting from The George Washington University, School of Business.

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