(Pictured, l-r): Shirley Pechon, Terrific Kids and Terrific Teens Kiwanis Program Coordinator; Leslie Sullivan, Valero Vice President and Meraux Refinery General Manager; Taryn Rogers, Manager of Community Relations and Governmental Affairs for Valero Energy Corporation, and Danny Bourgeois, St. Bernard-Kiwanis Foundation Board Member.
Photo Courtesy of Valero Meraux Refinery
Contributed by Valero Meraux Refinery
Valero Meraux Refinery recently presented a check to the St. Bernard-Arabi Kiwanis Club Foundation for $25,000 to officially become the new sponsors of the club’s Terrific Kids and Terrific Teens Programs. Terrific Kids and Terrific Teens are programs that are located in all of the St. Bernard Parish schools that recognizes student leadership contributions to improving the community of their schools.
“When we heard about the opportunity to be the corporate sponsor of the Terrific Kids and Teens programs, we couldn’t help but get involved,” said VP and General Manager Leslie Sullivan. “We know that for nearly 30 years this program has been a great success in St. Bernard Parish and the Kiwanis Club Foundation is making a real difference in our community by leading the effort.”
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