2016 Jerry Jeff Walker “Camp Belize” fans enjoy La Isla Bonita and donate to the community
Friday, February 5th, 2016
The annual migration of Jerry Jeff Walker music fans has come and gone, and as usual their generous hearts (and wallets) have benefitted worthy community causes while they were here. Every January music lovers and musicians from around the world flock to San Pedro for the annual sold-out Jerry Jeff Walker (JJW) “Camp Belize” concerts that are held at Fido’s Courtyard. This year the “camps” ran from January 17 through the 23rd and the 24th through the 30th.
Although the crowd of more than 300 people over the two-week period flock to San Pedro to attend the concerts of the legendary singer-songwriter JJW, they also come to enjoy camaraderie in our Caribbean ambiance, playing music together at various jam sessions at favorite local bars and spending their hard-earned cash on recreational fun, such as diving, snorkeling, mainland day trips and catamaran tours. Some of that cash also goes to benefit community-based service organizations here in San Pedro.
Both the Saga Humane Society and the San Pedro Lions Club were recipients of proceeds collected from the passing of the hat at the concerts and jam sessions. For Saga, the much needed funds will go towards their spay and neuter program, while the monies collected for the San Pedro Lions Club will go towards purchasing eye glasses for children who cannot afford them.
San Pedro certainly appreciates the generosity of these JJW fans and we thank you for caring so deeply for our island home! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we look forward to your visit next year.
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