San Pedro Lions host BCVI summer campers

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The San Pedro Lions Club members worked hard on Saturday July 20th when they hosted the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) summer campers for a beach day. The 96 visitors were on a beach picnic at Boca del Rio Park as part of BCVI’s annual camp for the visually impaired in the country. As part of their outing to San Pedro Town, they enjoyed sodas, lunch, and goodies.

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The purpose of their visit was to enjoy Ambergris Caye and that is exactly what they did – they swam while others took a ride around town on a golf cart. According to Lisa Zelaya, Belize District’s Regional Field Officer, BCVI has planned various activities over two weeks. “We planned these events for BCVI patients who are accompanied by staff members with support from a few adults. It is very important for them since they get to experience for themselves the atmosphere. They also look forward to outings and they enjoy coming to San Pedro Town. On their first day of camp, the first thing they asked is if they are coming to San Pedro. They look forward to the various events we planned,” explained Zelaya. She said that the San Pedro Lions Club members generously hosted them to lunch with soft drinks and even ensured that tables and chairs were set up for them. “We want to thank the local Lions Club. This is not the first time they have hosted us. They are all so accommodating and welcoming to our patients,” commented Zelaya. A few of the visually impaired stopped at the Central Park were they chatted with local wood carvers and other artisans who generously gave a few of them souvenirs.

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At hand to welcome the campers was Rigoberto Kumul, President of the San Pedro Lions Club along with other Lion members. Lion members took time out to entertain the visitors and they ensured that the campers had a good time while on the island. Before leaving, the Club took the opportunity to present BCVI representatives with a check of $1,000 towards expenses for the annual camp.

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