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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 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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Saga Humane Society would like to offer our sincerest thanks to Karen Mielcarek, licensed zumba® fitness instructor for hosting a Zumbathon® Charity Event to raise money for Operation SNIP. Friday night May 26 saw enthusiastic participants at the San Pedro High School auditorium shaking their tail to the sounds of David Marin (DJ Habo). After working up a sweat for a great cause, there where raffles and healthy refreshments for sale.  Enough money was raised to SNIP 14 animals!

Thank you to Morning Show, Eiden Salazar, Kainie Manuel and David Marin for hosting Karen Mielcarek to promote this fun event. Thank you to the businesses that donated prizes for this event; Train Station,  Black Orchid Restaurant, Latitudes Café, The Baker, Caye Caulker Water Taxi and Wet Willies. Refreshments were provided by Bowen and Bowen for water, Mary Hawthorne, Coleen Creeden, Rhonda and Dee Dillon, and Wolfgang Wind.

Our deepest gratitude to our volunteers who helped make this event a success; Renee Steimetz, Janina, Danny Cann and Iliana Paj.

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