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Rockport hold hospitality training

Nov. 29, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.

Participating in the hospitality training, front row, from left, are Sandy Jumper, instructor; Diana Smith; Elva Galvan; Vencie Ruffo; Bethany Rivera; and Diane Probst, instructor; middle row, from left, are  Karen Mella, instructor; Michelle Lee; Paula Dean, instructor; Lecia Sartain; Lisa Ramirez; Crystal Ramirez; Lauren Rivera; Lucinda Hamon Rivera; Kristina Lee; and Lindsey Trejo; and back row, from left, are Cindy Duck, instructor and Lois Cole, instructor.

Twelve local participants completed the new Rockport-Fulton Hospitality Program making them the first graduating class of the program. At the same time, six instructors received their certifications to teach the program. The program is part of the Texas Friendly Hospitality Program from Texas A&M University's AgriLife Extension. This initiative of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a result of an eight-year effort to bring hospitality training to the community and workforce of Aransas County.

The next class at the chamber of commerce is Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a minimal cost for the class.

For more information or questions, call 361-729-6445 or tourism@1rockport.org.



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