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SAGA Humane Society would like to give a jolly Thank You to Diane and the entire staff of Wet Willys Cantina for hosting our Cook Off of Champions Thursday December 19th.    There was an air of festive excitement as the Chef’s began to arrive with their delicious entries.

Shelley from Orchid Tree Catering arranging her beautiful island themed entry,  Lobster Pâté.

Shelley from Orchid Tree Catering arranging her beautiful island themed entry, Lobster Pâté.

Excitement is in the air with the arriving chefs.

Excitement is in the air with the arriving chefs.

The sellout crowd kept our raffle tickets sales busy and Brent Butcher serenaded the audience.

Brent Butcher entertained the crowd

Brent Butcher entertained the crowd

It was an enjoyable night for all. With a matching grant from Board Member Heather Beck, the event raised needed funds to cover the expenses to SNIP over 40 low income island pets.

After the votes were tallied the Grand Champion for 2013 was Fido’s Restaurant with Shiitake Lobster Bisque.

Grand Champion Nancy of Fido’s was thrilled to receive the 1st place prize of a Lemon Crush Belize specialty Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Grand Champion Nancy of Fido’s was thrilled to receive the 1st place prize of a Lemon Crush Belize specialty Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Nancy of Fido’s was thrilled to receive the prize of a Lemon Crush Belize specialty Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Grand Champion Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

Grand Champion Gift Basket from Romantic Travel Belize and Caye Coffee.

2nd Place went to Cindy Frith with Chicken in Phyllo with a Champagne Sauce and received a Digicell phone.

2nd Place went to Cindy Frith with Chicken in Phyllo with a Champagne Sauce and received a Digicell phone. Her Granddaughter Carolina was happy to help give her the prize.

2nd Place went to Cindy Frith with Chicken in Phyllo with a Champagne Sauce and received a Digicell phone. Her Granddaughter Carolina was happy to help give her the prize.

3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Potato Salad winning a matted print from Debbie Cooper.

3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Heather's Potato Salad winning a matted print from Debbie Cooper.

3rd Place was Feliz Bar’s with Heather’s Potato Salad winning a matted print from Debbie Cooper.

The other fine rice dishes were: Lobster Pâté – Orchid Tree Catering, Island inspired Lobster Pâté - Orchid Tree Catering Meatball Sliders- Wet Willys Cantina,

Meatball Sliders- Wet Willys Cantina

Meatball Sliders- Wet Willys Cantina

Texas Style BBQ Chicken Sushi with Aioli Sauce- Ruben Gonzales, Texas Style BBQ Chicken Sushi with Aioli Sauce- Ruben Gonzales German Style Gnocchi- Sharon Metcalf,

German Style Gnocchi- Sushi Sharon Metcalf

German Style Gnocchi- Sushi Sharon Metcalf

Roasted Tomato Soup with Seasoned Crackers- Laura Sutton, Roasted Tomato Soup with Seasoned Crackers- Laura Sutton and Eastern Wrap- Melt Café.

Eastern Wrap by Melt Cafe

Eastern Wrap by Melt Cafe

We are grateful to all the Chef’s for their delicious entries, creativity and for their support.

 

We had some first-rate raffle prizes, Black Orchid Restaurant gift certificate,

A happy raffle winner! A Black Orchid Restaurant gift certificate.

A happy raffle winner! A Black Orchid Restaurant gift certificate.

AJ’s gift certificate,

Winner of gift certificate from AJ's!

Winner of gift certificate from AJ’s!

Wayo’s Beachside Beernet gift certificate,

Miss Jan wins a gift certificate from Wayo's Beachside Beernet!

Miss Jan wins a gift certificate from Wayo’s Beachside Beernet!

and a beaded bracelet from Sybil Harrison.

Beautiful beaded bracelet donated by Sybil Harrison

Beautiful beaded bracelet donated by Sybil Harrison

Suzelie was the lucky winner of the beaded bracelet from Sybil Harrison.

Suzelie was the lucky winner of the beaded bracelet from Sybil Harrison.

We value the charitable support from our local business community through their donations.

 

There were two special raffles from Feliz Bar’s that were drawn. Tickets were sold during Feliz Bingo held December 18 for a gift basket of Picasso Spirits.

Heather won a speical raffle by Feliz Bar of Picasso Spirits.

Heather won a special raffle by Feliz Bar of Picasso Spirits.

Plus a gift basket Krista won but returned to be raffled again for Saga HS.  Feliz Bar was able to raise $873 for Operation SNIP through their event. We appreciate the generosity of businesses who donate items and time to help support their community.

 

Such events would not be possible if not for the hard work of our volunteers. Thank you for your dedication; Rene Steinmetz, Iliana Paj, Lara Goldman, Cindy Firth, Jamina Morzales, Grant Crimmins, Jacqueline Cervoni, Lacy Salinas & Carolina, Omar Alavarez and Suzelie.

 

Saga Humane Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

 

Wet Willy’s knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

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Saga’s Monthly Cook Off will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Average Joe’s Bar!  This month’s theme is DESSERTS!

Bring your favorite dessert to Average Joe’s to compete with some of the island’s best chefs.  Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Or join us to vote for your favorite. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds will go toward Operation SNIP (Spay Neuter Initiative Program). For every $100 raised, we will be able to SNIP 2 animals.  It’s HIP to SNIP!

There will be raffles with great prizes!  Live music!  Fun for all the family!  Come on out and support the SAGA Humane Society.

IMPORTANT NOTE!  This time only — for every dollar donated or made at the cook off, your donation will be matched by a donor up to US$1000.00!    Ruff-ruff-meow!

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SAGA Humane Society Says ‘THANK YOU’!

SAGA Humane Society would like to give a big ‘THANK YOU’ to Mike & Danielle the owners of AJ’s & (Average Joes) & their staff for hosting our monthly Cook-off Fundraiser held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.   What a night!

First, we had the battle of the North and the South bars…Scott Harnish & his staff from Palapa Bar & Grill and Mike & Danielle and their staff of AJ’s…we have not seen anyone bring their own kitchen…but Scott and the boys did!

We had a great night…we had 15 entries and a great crowd!!  We thank everyone who entered a dish.  The battle of the bars was close…but First Place went to Scott Harnish and his crew from The Palapa Bar & Grill with their Bacon with Maple & Chocolate Sinfully Fried. WOW!!  It was great!  And the crowd overwhelming voted for them!  They took home a Nano IPOD.  Second Place went to Laura Sutton with her Artichoke & Shrimp Dip.  She took home a Oyster 3-Cup Mini Chopper and Third Place went to Letti Hernandez and her Cheesy Stuffed Potato.  She took home a Hamilton Beach Juicer with accessories.  The other entries who were all outstanding, and the votes were close were:  Chicken Nuggets w/Honey Mustard BBQ – Wade the Gringo; Spinach Dill & Garlic Dip w/Homemade Bread – Joanne Frei; Pesto Pizza  – Renee Steinmetz; Penguin (Olive) – Nancy Scott; Tropical Roll-ups – LouAnn LeClair; Plaintain Ball w/Peanut Butter, Bacon, Cheese & Onions – Brenda; TNT Shrimp – Kendra from Orange Walk; Slow Smoked (not fried) Chicken Wings – Palapa Bar; Jodie’s Smoked Fish Spread – Palapa Bar; Sausage Dip –Palapa Bar; Salt-n-Pepper Wings – AJ’s; Deep Fried Pickles – AJ’s.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Raffle Prizes:  SAGA Gift Basket which included toys, a Free Spay & Neuter, a Calendar and a t-shirt courtesy of SAGA Humane Society; $50BZ Bar Tab courtesy of Wahoo’s Lounge; Bottle of Champagne courtesy of Premium Wines & Spirits and a Snorkel Trip for (2) courtesy of Ecologic Divers.  We appreciate and thank you for your donation and of your support of SAGA.

A thank you to our wonderful volunteers:   Bill & Debra Millstead, Bob & LouAnn LeClair, Michael & Renee Steinmetz, Grant Crimmins, Katia Marin, Lori Purdy, Ingrid Lima, Aurora Valezques,  Janina Caneles, Carolina Gonzalez, Letti Hernandez,  Nancy Rountree and to our young volunteer Alice.  SAGA appreciates the time you give to volunteer for a worthy cause.

Thank you to everyone who came out!  The hosts were wonderful, the crowd was great – it was an enjoyable night for all!  We’ll see you next month!!

 

 

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