In honor of Teacher’s and Nurse’s week, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC), along with Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., organized a celebration to commemorate their tremendous contribution to the island on Thursday, May 19th.
Nurses, doctors, and medical practitioners from Dr. Otto Rodriguez Polyclinic II, as well as teachers, administrators, and principals from schools across San Pedro packed the Angel Nuñez Auditorium for a night of fun. Prior to starting the ceremony, guests enjoyed socializing and mingling with colleagues and business friends.
Opening the evening events was Jorge Aldana of the SPTC, who formally welcomed the attendees and promised that this year’s celebration was less talking, and a lot more fun. Mayor Daniel Guerrero then made his way on the podium and gave his welcome address, which focused primarily on the positive effect teachers and nurses make in the community. “It gives me great pleasure to address the two sectors that contribute to the growth, development, and well-being of our country. Both our teachers and nurses play a critical role in our community, and we are glad to find time every year to celebrate your efforts and profession,” said Mayor Guerrero.
With an apology given for the absence of Hon. Heredia, Councilor Ruben Gonzalez gave the official vote of thanks for the night. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate all our teachers, nurses, and medical practitioners. We are all very thankful for the commitment from them and we recognize their hard work, long hours, patience, and grace they have. I encourage them to keep up the good work,” said Councilor Gonzalez.
The SPTC then treated the deserving guests with appetizers, drinks, a turkey dinner, and for dessert, chocolate cake. In between courses, raffle tickets were handed out to all guests. Councilor Gonzalez did the honors of announcing ten lucky winners who were selected from the raffle container, who won cash prizes of $100. Rompe Raja then took the stage as the musical stars of night. Their upbeat, popular songs had the crowd rushing to the dance floor, enjoying some great beats all night long. The 12th annual Teachers and Nurses Dinner was definitely another success.
The SPTC thanks all the teachers, and nurses who came out to celebrate this occasion.