Winners of the annual Caribbean Christmas Colors Contest shine bright in San Pedro
Friday, December 20th, 2013
It was another joyful ride for The San Pedro Sun elves – er…staff – as they rode around San Pedro Town on Saturday, December 14th, for their 9th Annual Caribbean Christmas Colors Contest. Joining the merry ride and having the great honor to choose their favorite brightly lit homes were esteemed judges Jan Brown, Melanie Paz and Enrique de Leon. Children were surely happy to see the golf carts adorned with Christmas decorations driving past their streets, as the mini parade went along judging the festively decorated houses while handing out sweet treats in the spirit of holiday sharing. Santa Claus even joined the procession of carts for a moment while he was out checking to see who’s been naughty or nice.
Although the rain and challenging roads tried to damped their holiday spirit,the gang still managed to tour through town core, neighboring areas and even ventured over the Boca del Rio Bridge for a short distance. The procession then ventured south, all the way to Escalante. Unfortunately some areas were impossible to reach due to street conditions because of the rain.
Despite it all, nothing could stop the fun, which was certainly the sight of the festive houses, each uniquely decorated. The three judges certainly had a difficult task, as all the decorated houses had their own special Christmas touch. The hardest part of the night was choosing the lucky winners. Houses were judged on which portrayed the different categories best: Judges Choice/Best Overall, Best Theme, Most Creative,Jan Jensen Memorial Award, Neighborhood Star, Honorable Mention, Mrs. Claus’ Choice, Best Business, Business Honorable Mention and Editor’s Choice. After a brief deliberation by the judges, decisions were made and the choices were unanimous.
The San Pedro Sun is proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Caribbean Christmas Colors Contest:
Judges Choice/Best Overall- Ricardo and Yvette Martin
Best Theme- Milo Paz SR
Most Creative – Robbie and Dora Gonzalez
Jan Jensen Memorial Award- Amelio Kumul
Neighborhood Star – Ina and Eddie Alamilla
Honorable Mention – Campos Family (San Juan)
Mrs. Claus’ Choice- Aldo Marin
Best Business- Thomas Hotel
Business Honorable Mention- Island Torch Bar & Grill
Editor’s Choice – Lisa Morley and Randy Harris – Maya House
Winners can collect their prizes at The San Pedro Sun office located on Barrier Reef Drive above the Love Belize Gift Shop, on December 20th, 23rd or after December 29th. The San Pedro Sun would like to thank all those who helped in making our annual contest a huge success. Special thanks go to the generosity of the sponsors in providing wonderful gifts for the winners. Until next year, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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