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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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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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This month’s fundraiser cook-off and street party is hosted by El Fogon on September 19th at 6pm. Please bring your appetite and help raise money for Saga’s sweet cats and dogs!  You can also enter the Latin American dish of your choice (see below for details).  Hope to see you there!

 

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Come to our street party Friday September 16 6pm at El Fogon to celebrate through food the Independence of Belize. Bring your favorite dish to enter to win. Help us vote on the dish that best celebrates the Independence Days of all Central America for $10.

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