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Join Saga HS for Cook Off- Central America September 19. It will be a block party hosted by El Fogon.  To celebrate Belize’s Independence day there will be special raffles, Sangria and good food. Sample dishes from all the Central American countries and vote for your favorite.

Tickets go on sale at 6pm, serving starts at 6:30pm.

Cook Off- Central America Sept. 19

Cook Off- Central America Sept. 19

 

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Saga HS would like to give a genuine Thank You to everyone involved in making Cook Off- Appetizers a successful night.  Average Joe’s (AJ’s) was the host of the event August 8.  There was much excitement in the air because Saga Director Heather Beck and family were there filming with HGTV House Hunters International. We had a sellout crowd who dressed in their island finest to show our generous community spirit. The proceeds of the night will help 30 low income pets be sterilized for FREE through Operation SNIP. Thank you AJ’s for hosting us, the HGTV film crew and our supporters for an enjoyable evening.

There were eight great entries into this month’s contest. Appetizers were the theme and it is always a popular theme for our many talented chefs to contribute their skills.  After all the votes were counted Alexis Gonzalez was the 1st prize winner Bacon wrapped shrimp.  2nd prize winner went to Lonestar Grill with Curried Shrimp Baguette with mango chutney.  We had a tie for 3rd prize between Feliz Bar’s Bacon Wrap Wienies in Pineapple BBQ sauce and Black Orchid Restaurant’s Philly Bites.  The other mouth watering entries were Ham & Cheese Poppers by Elizabeth Bertsche, Sushi by Sharon Metcalfe, Chicken Nuggets by Carolina Gonzalez ,  Chipotle Mango wings and Tamarind Wings by Geraldine (host AJ’s). Thank you all for your time and effort spent supporting our efforts.  We appreciate it.

Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle.  The raffle prizes were a Digicell (BTL) gift Basket,  A & R $25 gift certificate and 24hr Golf Cart rental from Ultimate Rentals. Thank you for your commitment to supporting your community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a sellout success. Volunteers were Renee Steinmetz, Paige Marie, Alice Corrigan, Iliana Paj, Carolina Gonzalez, Ingrid Lima, Geovanni Martinez, Janina Canales , Heather Smith, Grant Crimmins and Valentino for playing great music.  Thank you Rebecca Coutant of the San Pedro Scoop for blogging about the event.

AJ’s knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
HOSTED BY AVERAGE JOE’S (AJ’S)
TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 6PM SERVING STARTS AT 6:30PM
ONLY $15BZ TO SAMPLE ALL THE ENTRIES

THIS MONTH’S THEME: APPETIZERS

Aug 2013 Cookoff Flyer_1

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Saga Humane Society would like to give our heartfelt Thank You and gratitude to everyone involved who came and supported our fundraising event Princesses for Paws. The Reigning Queen 2012 Karen Jordan and 2013 La Reina de Costa Maya Queen contestants hosted a benefit cocktail party and silent auction Monday July 29 at Fido’s Restaurant and Bar. The charisma of these generous ladies charmed guests as they drew raffle tickets and posed for photographs to help raise money towards assisting the pets of Ambergris Caye.  We are grateful of the extraordinary support of Marisa Salazar, Gach Guerrero, Will Alamilla and the entire International Costa Maya Committee.  We were honored and humbled to have been a part of this prestigious event.  We are delighted to reveal that nights’ proceeds will be used to spay/neuter over 20 island pets for free through Operation SNIP.

Reina de la Costa Maya 2012-2013 Karen Jordan

Miss Belize Destinee Arnold

Miss Costa Rica Andrea Rojas

Miss El Salvador Fatima Yolanda Maurcicio Magandi

Miss Guatemala Andrea Alejandra Morales Teo

Miss Honduras Monica Alexis Elwing Gough

Miss Mexico Artemisa Rivera Montañés

Miss Nicaragua Ariadna Judith Orellana Melendez

Miss Panama Cleirys Velasquez

Saga HS would like to give a special recognition and appreciation to our charitable business community and residents who contributed their products, time or talents to sponsor this event.  With your ongoing support of Operation SNIP will reach cats and dogs that will probably never see a vet in their lives. We are thankful for the ongoing community support to help solve the problem of pet overpopulation on Ambergris Caye.

Fido’s Restaurant and Bar

Jose Luis Zapata Photography

Rum & Cigar House

Belize Chocolate Company

Romantic Travel Belize

My Secret Deli

Palapa Bar

Lola’s Pub

Belizean Melody Gallery

Asian Day Spa

CG Esthetic

Premium Wine and Spirits

San Pedro Sun

Pampered Paws

Coral Beach Realty

Tranquility Bay Resort

Ambergris Today

Dennis Wolfe & the Usual Suspects

Lara Goldman

Iliana Paj

Brian Cook

Nancy Nida

Dr. Don Tummons

Mary Maytuth

The La Reina de Costa Maya Queens know It’s Hip to SNIP!

 

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The Reigning Queen 2012 Karen Jordan and 2013 La Reina de Costa Maya Queen contestants will be hosting a benefit cocktail party Monday July 29 at Fido’s Restaurant for SAGA Humane Society.

The nights proceeds will benefit Operation SNIP. A high standard pet sterilization campaign, offering free spay/neuter to the pets of  Ambergris Caye.  The goal of Operation SNIP is to sterilize 75% of the island    animals in 3-5 years.

¨ PHOTO’S WITH QUEENS

¨ SILENT  AUCTION

¨ LIVE MUSIC

¨ RAFFLE DRAWINGS

¨ $1 DONATED FOR EACH DRAFT BEER  or  WINGS  ORDER

– See more at: http://sagahumanesociety.org/ai1ec_event/princesses-for-paws/?instance_id=#sthash.dTWBC6PO.dpufPrincesses For Paws 2013

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Saga HS would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to everyone involved in making Cook Off- Summer Salads a stellar night.  Wet Willy’s Cantina was the host of the event July 17. Tickets sold out in record time, 15 minutes! The proceeds of the night will help 30 low income pets be sterilized for FREE through Operation SNIP. Thank you Wet Willy’s for hosting us and our supporters for a pleasurable evening.

There were seven great entries into this month’s contest. Summer Salads was the theme and it brought out many talented chefs to participate.  After all the votes were counted Ruben Gonzalez was the 1st prize winner with Orange Chicken Pasta Salad. 2nd prize winner went to Lonestar Restaurant with Watermelon Feta Mint Salad.  Our gracious host Wet Willy’s was 3rd prize with a BLT Salad.  The other mouth watering entries were – Bacon Chicken Vegetable Salad from Sharon Metcalfe, Corn & Black Bean Salad made by Rosa LaRosa, Chicken Salad by Faride Lima (sponsored by Michele Colbert), and Fiesta Pasta Salad from Carolina Gonzalez (sponsored by Renee Steinmetz and Pampered Paws). Thank you all for your time and effort spent supporting our efforts.  We appreciate it.

Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle.  The raffle prices were from Breakfast or lunch from Melt, Lunch or Dinner from Waraguma Restaurant and Lunch or Dinner from El Divino Restaurant. Thank you for your commitment to supporting your community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a sellout success. Volunteers were Renee Steinmetz, Faith Noel, Alice Corrigan, Julie, Cindy Carlson, Zulema Ayala, Danny Cann, Iliana Paj, Carolina Gonzalez, Ingrid Lima, Sharon Metcalfe, Grant Crimmins and Rosa La Rosa. Thank you Rebecca Coutant of the San Pedro Scoop for taking the pictures.

Wet Willy’s knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

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Saga Humane Society aims to help reduce the problems associated with community and street animals on Ambergris Caye by introducing a pet population management program, Operation SNIP (Spay Neuter Initiative Project).  To reduce the breeding populations and reduce the number of street animals, 75-90% of all dogs and cats on the island will need to be sterilized in a 3-5 year time frame to be effective.  Saga HS has pledged to raise money or bring visiting Veterinary teams to offer low cost or free spay/neuter, with a goal of 1,000 animals per year during this project. The primary objective of comprehensive animal management program should be to keep the population of dogs and cats on Ambergris Caye down to a level where there is no need to destroy healthy and friendly animals, but without accumulating them in the Saga HS shelter.

To help us reach our goal of 1,000 animals for 2013 Saga HS is pleased to make available 75 free spay/neuters for the month of July. Dr. Baptist will be performing surgeries the second week of July.  Dr. Don Tummons of Duck Hollow Animal Hospital in Uniontown, PA will return to San Pedro July 15-26. Dr. Dr. Don helped Saga HS kick off Operation SNIP on his last visit in March 2013 in which he spay/neutered 50 animals.  He and his assistant Mary Maykuth are superstars to Saga HS, they use their own vacation time to come and help the animals of Ambergris Caye.

To help raise money and recognize our special guests join us Wednesday July 17, 2013 at Wet Willy’s Cantina for Cook Off- Summer Salads.  Tickets go on sale at 6pm, serving will start at 6:30.  Arrive early as tickets do sell out early.  Cook Off entries should be able to serve 60 sample portions.  There will be raffle prizes with all the nights’ proceeds benefiting Operation SNIP.

Take advantage of this limited promotion during July for free spay/neuter. Call for your appointment 226-3266

San Pedro knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

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Saga HS would like to give a heartfelt Thank You to Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar & Grill for hosting Cook Off- Chicken on June 6, 2013.  What a wonderful location to hold our popular long running and successful fundraiser. Eager supporters arrived early to line up and tickets sold out in 20 minutes!  The crowd was not to be disappointed as there were 8 fabulous entries to vote entered by Professional and Home chefs. With tickets, raffles and bar donations enough money was raised to sterilize 30 low income island pets through Operation SNIP.

The winner after the votes were counted was Letty Hernandez with her Fruity Curry Chicken Salad.  Fido’s was second with their Spanakopita and Tzaziki.  Feliz Bar & Grill came in third with Buffalo Chicken Dip.  The other delicious dished entered were Chicken Parmesan Sliders- Laura Sutton, Rosemary Parmesan Chicken – Carolina Gonzalez (sponsored by Heather Beck), Chicken Parmesan Pasta- Faride Lima (sponsored by Pampered Paws), Chicken Pasta with Wine Sauce- Elizabeth Bertsche, Coconut Chicken Curry- Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar. Thank you all for your fine cooking and support.

Local businesses also help support our efforts by donating prizes for our popular raffle.  We Thank these business who help support their community – Wahoo Bar, Sail Away Cafe and Pepperoni Pizza.

These events would not be possible without the hard work of our fund raising group and volunteers.  Our #1 Cook Off star is Renee Steinmetz, your help is invaluable.  We also are honored to have these dedicated volunteers helping us Cindy Carlson, Zulema Ayala, Alice Corrigan, Faith Noel, Iliana Paj, Sandy Rigby, Ingrid Lima, and Heather Smith.

Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

1st Place Fruity Curry Chicken salad- Letty Hernandez

1st Place Fruity Curry Chicken salad- Letty Hernandez

2nd Place - Spanakopita and Tzaziki - Fido's Restaurant

2nd Place – Spanakopita and Tzaziki – Fido’s Restaurant

3rd Place - Buffalo Chicken Dip - Feliz Bar and Grill

3rd Place – Buffalo Chicken Dip – Feliz Bar and Grill

Great parking at Carlo & Ernie's Runway Bar!

Great parking at Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar!

Saga HS Cook Off  Team, Katia Marin, #1 Volunteer Renee Steinmetz and Heather Beck

Saga HS Cook Off Team, Katia Marin, #1 Volunteer Renee Steinmetz and Heather Beck

Saga HS supporters deciding which chicken dish will win.

Saga HS supporters deciding which chicken dish will win.

What a GREAT turn out for Cook Off Chicken!

What a GREAT turn out for Cook Off Chicken!

Young helpers serving dishes

Young helpers serving dishes

What wonderful chicken dish will be revealed from under the foil?

What wonderful chicken dish will be revealed from under the foil?

What a crowd lined up for Cook Off Chicken @ Carlo & Ernie's

What a crowd lined up for Cook Off Chicken @ Carlo & Ernie’s

The table filled with Delicious chicken dishes

The table filled with Delicious chicken dishes

The bar staff was kept busy

The bar staff was kept busy

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

Happy raffle prize winner

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