Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pets shine at Saga’s Spooktacular Halloween Party


For a little over a decade, the Saga Humane Society in San Pedro Town has been bringing the spirit of Halloween via island pets. The 13th Halloween Spooktacular Party was held at Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar on Sunday, October 30th, where pet lovers dressed their furry friends in creative costumes for an afternoon of fun and fabulous prizes. There were lots of giveaways, great food, drinks and even a piñata for the children to have fun with. Patrons who attended had a great time while supporting a worthy cause.saga-halloweeen-spooktacular-9
The event began shortly after 2PM and saw attendees with their pets in their best costumes ready for the competition. Owners dressed their pooches as butterflies, princesses, vampires and even as a poop factory. Other activities taking place included a silent auction, raffles, and face painting. Children also had the chance to break open a piñata full of candy. Information was also handed out to continue raising awareness of the services the organization has to offer to the public.saga-halloweeen-spooktacular-2
The highlight of the event was the pets costume contest. One by one owners and pups lined up before five judges who were tasked with making the tough decision in selecting the winners: Tamara Sniffin from The San Pedro Sun, Rebecca Coutant from San Pedro Scoop, Dorian Nuñez from Ambergris Today, DVM Samantha English from Saga Humane Society, and Kevin Fletcher. All pets participating in the contest were adorable, and the costumes were certainly very creative and charming.saga-halloweeen-spooktacular-13
After some time of doggie modelling on the stage the winners were announced. Taking the prize for the Cutest, was a puppy dressed as a butterfly. In the “Look-a-like” category the prize went to Maddy and Mellow, who were dressed as spiders. Mermaid and mer-dog Gitmo won for the Best Trick, and the Fun prize went to the piñata dog and master. The prize for the Funniest went the ‘Poop Factory’, followed by the Scariest “Dooley” dressed as a vampire-bat dog. The prize for the Original Design and most creative was a challenge for the judges, who awarded ‘Gladiator Dog’ Bella is an impressive gladiator coat-or-arms made from soda can top.saga-halloweeen-spooktacular-30
Organizers thanked everyone who came out to support the event and made it another successful one! Special thanks go out to Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar and their great staff. Thank you to all the Saga crew who help put the event together: Kristen Hudges, Katia Marin, Eileen Jamison, Dawn LoCascio, Iliana Paj, Kevin Fletcher, David Sosa, Zair Cardenas, Sandy Betz Eisenberg, Haley Baer, Patrick and Dawn Samuels from Chill and Cruise. Thank you to the High School softball team for helping to decorate: Jucely Badillo, Ashley Minoti, Vivian Marin, Mercy Galicia, Alice Corrigan. Big thanks also go out to Matt Hoy and Kenny Quinn for the DJ Music. Brittney O’Daniel and Rafael Torres for helping with the kids games. Bernadette Damper, Karen Tzul, Elizabeth Hudson, Angelo Azueta, Heather Smith. Carolina Gonzales, Edna Marin, and Eloisa Cardenas for cooking the food. Merari Arevalo, Noemy Castro for helping to serve food. Nancy Nida and Patrick Samuels for donating the delicious pot of chilli. Also big thanks to The San Pedro Town Council for donating the tents and stage. A big Thanks to Bowen & Bowen for the use of their big tents. Thanks also go out to all our Judges, Dorian Nunez, Rebecca Coutant, Kevin Fletcher, Tamara Sniffin, and Samantha English. Thank you Felipe Paz for your kind donation, and last but not least Thank You to the whole San Pedro community for your continuous support.

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