San Pedro Town in Celebration mood!
Friday, September 11th, 2009
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye officially has a new beauty ambassador. Raquel Badillo was officially crowned by Lisette Vasquez during the official 10th of September ceremony held yesterday at the Old Football Field. In accepting her crown, Badillo stated that she was honored and proud to be the new Miss San Pedro and promised to exercise her duty with respect and dignity.
Following the official ceremony, a parade proceeded to commemorate the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Saint George’s Caye. The parade was headed by the San Pedro Fire Department followed behind by the reigning and outgoing Miss San Pedro and other beauty delegates. Hundreds of pre, primary and secondary school students joined in the parade which ended at the old football field.
As part of the 10th of September day activities, nine boats headed out to sea for the Annual St George’s Caye Family Fishing Tournament. By day end, the Ramon’s Village Resort crew on board Miss Belize came into the weighing station with 183 pounds claiming first place and walking home with $1,500 in cash. Second place went out to Sulema and Armando Gonzalez who came in with 168½ pounds of fish and took home $750. Baby Roberto and Roberto Bradley who came in with 134 pounds of fish settled for third place and went home with $500.
More details and highlights will be available in the next issue of The San Pedro Sun.
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