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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 sincerest appreciation to Fido’s Restaurant and Kelly McGuire for hosting “Singing for Saga” on December 3.  There was a full house to listen to the incredible music of island favorite Kelly McGuire.  The crowd was enthusiastic in their support of Saga HS during our live auction with Kelly. To everyone’s delight Cowboy Doug, a livestock auctioneer from Texas, took the stage to help Kelly on a few items.  Thank you Fido’s, your hardworking staff and Kelly for helping make the night a barking success.  With the proceeds from the night Saga HS will be able to SNIP and vaccinate over 50 island pets.

Saga HS is truly grateful to the support of our local business community and their generous donations to our auction and raffle. Romantic Travel Belize, The Lady LeslieSausage Factory, Fido’s Restaurant, Palapa Bar & Grill, Caliente Restaurant, Debbie Cooper, No Rush, Go Fish Belize, San Pedro Scoop and Tamara Sorensen. Please show your support to local businesses that support their community.

We are grateful to our hardworking volunteers who helped make this event a hit Illiana Paj, Haylay Baer and Rebecca Coutant.

Kelly McGuire knows It’s Hip to SNIP!

Happy auction winner with his print from Debbie Cooper on Caye Caulker.

Happy auction winner with his print from Debbie Cooper on Caye Caulker.

A full house Fido's Restaurant & Bar

A full house Fido’s Restaurant & Bar

SanPedroScoop.com donated a signed 2014 Belikin Beer calendar.

SanPedroScoop.com donated a signed 2014 Belikin Beer calendar.

Kelly McGuire entertaining the crowd.

Kelly McGuire entertaining the crowd.

Hostess basket from Romantic Travel Belize and flip flop stepping stones from Tamara Sorenson.

Hostess basket from Romantic Travel Belize and flip flop stepping stones from Tamara Sorenson.

Our BEST raffle ticket sales person. Who can resist her?

Our BEST raffle ticket sales person. Who can resist her?

Kelly McGuire auctions off a print by Debbie Cooper

Kelly McGuire auctions off a print by Debbie Cooper

San Pedro Scoop Rebecca helps Kelly auction off flip flop stepping stones,

San Pedro Scoop Rebecca helps Kelly auction off flip flop stepping stones,

Moving in for a closer look at the stepping stones.

Moving in for a closer look at the stepping stones.

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The auction took off when Cowboy Doug took the stage to auction off a Hostess Basket from Romantic Travel Belize.

The auction took off when Cowboy Doug took the stage to auction off a Hostess Basket from Romantic Travel Belize.

Happy winner of the Hostess Basket from Romantic Travel Belize.

Happy winner of the Hostess Basket from Romantic Travel Belize.

Raffle winners!

Raffle winners!

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A Happy Winner

A Happy Winner

Excited winner of a Palapa Bar Gift Certificate.

Excited winner of a Palapa Bar Gift Certificate.

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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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