Sunday, April 21, 2024

Celebrating the island’s teachers and nurses


The 11th annual Teachers and Nurses Dinner was held on Thursday May 14th at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) in collaboration with Area Representative and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Teachers, nurses and doctors of the island were treated to an evening of entertainment, drinks, food and fun, all in appreciation of the valuable services they provide to residents of Ambergris Caye. The attendees had the opportunity to mingle and socialize prior to the event, which kicked off around 8PM, and promised to be full with entertainment. Master of ceremonies Councilor Severito Guerrero Jr., along with Miss San Pedro, Michelle Nuñez, ensured that the night’s program was as enjoyable as possible.

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After the welcome address, by Deputy Mayor Gary Greif and vote of thanks by Councilor Ruben Gonzalez the event officially started, with different fun games that everyone was dared to participate in. Each game was baited with fabulous prizes, from dinners for two at La Palmilla Restaurant at the luxurious Victoria House, to 24 – hour golf cart rentals, grocery certificates, Travellers’ liquors products, wines, cash and more. The fun activities included musical chairs, trying to whistle after eating soda biscuits, modeling, karaoke, and one of the most challenging games, sliding an Oreo Cookie from the forehead to the mouth. There was much loud cheering when contestants were dared to show their dancing skills to the popular beat of “El Cerrucho”.

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While an evening of fun and games is hardly comparable to the hard work of our teachers, nurses, and doctors, it was a gesture of appreciation, and one they enjoyed thoroughly. At the end of the night an award of appreciation was given to Teacher Mireya Molina for her continuous dedication to the island and students.

With the prompt circumstances over, it was time for the dance to begin. Everyone hit the floor as Rompe Raja began blasting out their well known hits, with Councilor Ruben singing vocals. The SPTC is commended for hosting a fine evening with style for all those hard working service men and women of the island. Big thanks to all sponsors, Miss San Pedro and everyone who helped make the event a great success. The San Pedro Sun joins in thanking all teachers, nurses, and doctors of La Isla Bonita!

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