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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 Humane Society would like to give our sincere Thanks to all of our supporters in the San Pedro Town community for helping to make our 10th Annual Halloween Party a fantastic success.  Thank you for your hospitality to our gracious hostess Charlene Woods and the amazing staff at BC’s Beach Bar. The beach was alive with the dynamic sounds of Valentino, aroma of delicious food and the sounds of giggling children.  It was a great day, despite the downpour and hurricane winds that blew the tents down.  Eventually the rain stopped, the sun came out and everyone had a howling good time. Our honored judges this year were Tamara Sniffin, Jan Brown, and Allen Soto.  They had a hard time deciding on the winners of the various Costume Contests. After much discussion the winners were announced. There was a tie for Cutest!

1st Cutest                                  Yankee as Pupcake                    Tula

1st Cutest                                  Bella as a Witch                         David and Benjamin

2nd Cutest                                  Pumpkin Princess                      Elsa

Scariest                                     Voshi as Zombie Dog               Siomarie

Best Team                                 Monsterish Dogs                      Monster High

 

Thank you to San Pedro Town Council for the use, delivery, setup of tables and tents.  The business community of San Pedro was very generous in their donations for our raffles, food and Silent Auction.  We would like to give our Thanks to our local business community who helped sponsor this event and helped make these events such a success. It is with their support and donations that enable us to continue providing services to our community. Please support those businesses that support their community. Please accept our humble gratitude.

DandE’s Frozen Custard & Sorbet Gift certificate

Pepperoni’s 16 in pizza-any kind

Licks Breakfast for 2

Spice It Up – Dinner for 2

Estels Breakfast or BBQ for 2

War Paint Gift Basket

Wet Willy’s Gift certificate

Wayo’s Gift certificate

Crazy Canucks Gift certificate

AJ’s Gift certificate

Castillo’s Hardware Gift certificate

Beauty Basket from Sandy

MELT Gift certificate

BOAZ 24 hr cart rental

Leslies Salon Free Hair Cut

ABC  Lunch

Mata Rocks Gift certificate

Picasso Spirits- Kahlua and Red Devil

Caliente’s Gift certificate

Red Ginger Gift certificate

DigiCell Phone cards

Zen Arcade– one free week of Yoga

Pet Master –Pet food and dishes

X-Treem Geeks Gift certificate

$200 Anonymous

$100 Anonymous

La Familia Tortillas

Three Brothers Store

Almaza Store

Dalia’s Store

One Stop Store

Big Tree Fruits & Vegetables

Quality Poultry

The Greenhouse

7-Eleven Store

Mark’s Store

Marina’s Supermarket

Lino’s Meat Shop

The Local Store

Caye Mart

Ritchie’s Supermarket

Lisa & Anthony Anderson

San Pedrano Store

El Dorado Store

Paradise Market

Maria’s Fruit Market

Wine de Vine

LC Distributors

Super Buy

La Divina Providencia

San Pedro Sun

Sunbreeze Suites 1 night double occupancy

Sunbreeze Hotel 1 night double occupancy

Captain Sharks Okuma Adult Rod and Reel & “Cars” Kid’s Tacklebox

Chuck and Robbie’s Dive Shop Snorkeling trip for 2

Scuba School Belize Snorkeling for 2 or One-Tank Dive or Resort Course

Mystical Adventures Half day Snorkeling for 2

Tanisha Tours Lamanai Ruins tour for 2

Searious Adventure Cave Tubing & Zip Line tour for 2

Mambo Chill Boutique Gift certificate

Go Fish Belize 1 hr. Fly Fishing lesson plus T-shirt and hat

Seaduced by Belize Trip to Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Mayan Ruins for 2

Conch Creative – Photo Session with 5 digitally enhanced photos + 1 ‘super’ enhanced art piece style portrait.

Tropic Air R/T Airline Ticket to Belize City Municipal

Victoria House  Dinner for 2

Blue Water Grill Gift certificate

A very special Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible. Our staff, board and local volunteers are truly the finest. They worked hard, helped enormously and we are fortunate to have such committed supporters. We couldn’t have done it without great cook Carolina Zapata. It’s through determination like theirs that we are able to help our island animals. Thank you all.

Kathy Marin                              Rebecca Coutant

Ingrid Lima                               Eileen Jamison

Renee Steinmetz                     Jackie Cervoni

Faride Salinas                          Iliana Paj

Sharon Metcalfe                      Ashley Goehmann

Allen Soto                                 Minor Perez

Pampered Paws staff

Through the generosity of all the people and businesses listed above, and also of the people of San Pedro Town who attended this event, Saga will be able to continue offering services to our community through Operation SNIP. The goal of Operation SNIP is to sterilize 75% of the island animals in 3-5 years.  This will STABILIZE the pet population. In doing so, virtually NO PETS will be strays, wandering and breeding freely. No animals will be born that will not have Forever homes.

Saga Humane Society

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Saga HS would like to give a sincere Thank You to El Fogon and every person involved in making Cook Off- Central America September 19 a festive and successful night.  Newly paved Trigger Street, country flags made for a celebratory atmosphere for a block party all provided by gracious hosts El Fogon for the evening. Money raised will be used for the October SNIP-a-thon. Saga HS will be hosting visiting vets to provide over 300 FREE spay/neuter for low income island residents.

 

All eight countries of Central America were represented with impressive entries into this month’s contest. After all the votes were counted Feliz Bar’s was the 1st prize winner for Pollo Encebollado – (Nicaragua).  2nd prize winner went to El Fogon for Tamales – (Belizean).  3rd prize Croquetas de res con queso – (Costa Rica) to Carolina Caldweld. The other delicious dishes were Pupusas (Salvador) from Pupuseria tipico Salvadoranio Restaurant , Chicken Quesadillas (Mexico) – Faride Lima , Stuffed Plantains w/ cream – (Honduras) Letty Hernandes, Patacones – (Panama) Carolina Caldweld, Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez.  We are very grateful to have the support of all those who entered. Thank you to dish sponsors Rene Steinmetz, Pampered Paws, Sew What, and Wolfgang Wind.
Local business generously supported the night with donations for our famous raffle and Tropical Sangria.  The raffle prizes were a Digicell (BTL) gift Basket and free 4G service cards, Carlo &Ernie’s Runway Bar gift certificate and wine from Premium Wine and  Spirits. Travellers Liquor donated brandy and Chef Chap Ross made the Tropical Sangria. We are grateful to these businesses that make a commitment to make a difference in our community.

The night was made possible by our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for helping make the night a triumph. Volunteers Rene Steinmetz, Sharon Metcalfe, Cindy Carlson, Jackie Cervonie, Janina Canales, Grant Crimmings, Sandy Rigby, Alan Soto, Omar Alavarez and Suzelie.

 

El Fogon knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

1st Place Winner Heather Smith of Feliz Bar for Pollo Encebollado - (Nicaragua)

1st Place Winner Heather Smith of Feliz Bar for Pollo Encebollado – (Nicaragua)

2nd prize winner went to Susanna Eiley,  El Fogon for Tamales - Belizean

2nd prize winner went to Susanna Eiley, El Fogon for Tamales – Belizean

Proud winner of a DigiCell gift basket

Proud winner of a DigiCell gift basket

Lucky winner of a week of FREE 4G service from DigiCell

Lucky winner of a week of FREE 4G service from DigiCell

Happy winner of a bottle of wine from Premium Wine and Spirits

Happy winner of a bottle of wine from Premium Wine and Spirits

Winner of a week of 4G service from DigiCell

Winner of a week of 4G service from DigiCell

Happy winner of 4G service from DigiCell

Happy winner of 4G service from DigiCell

Who's a happy winner of 4G service from Digicell?

Who’s a happy winner of 4G service from Digicell?

Heather Smith happy about her DigiCell 4G service card

Heather Smith happy about her DigiCell 4G service card

Saga HS loves our young supporters.

Saga HS loves our young supporters.

All our supporters should be so cute.

All our supporters should be so cute.

Winner of raffle for Carlo & Ernie's Runway Bar

Winner of raffle for Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar

Announcing the winners

Announcing the winners

A young volunteer drawing raffle tickets

A young volunteer drawing raffle tickets

Patacones - (Panama) Carolina Caldweld

Patacones – (Panama) Carolina Caldweld

Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez

Boyos (Guatemalan tamales) – Patricia Rosalez

The serving line at Cook Off Central America

The serving line at Cook Off Central America

Saga HS staff member Omar Alavarez and Suzelie help serve the delicous dishes.

Saga HS staff member Omar Alavarez and Suzelie help serve the delicous dishes.

The line forms to taste all the fabulous dishes at Cook Off Central America.

The line forms to taste all the fabulous dishes at Cook Off Central America.

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Cook Off Central America had a festive atmosphere with colorful country flags provided by El Fogon.

Cook Off Central America had a festive atmosphere with colorful country flags provided by El Fogon.

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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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