This year has been a particularly low offseason for many and it is no surprise that there was some increase in island crime. Heaven help the person who thought they could benefit from stealing my sad-looking aloe vera plant. It was funny because I did not notice it gone right away and instead noticed a clump of crocuses laying in the drive as I was pulling out. Someone had uprooted them from the planter box at what used to be Atlantic International and just left them there. It was only after I returned home that I noticed my planter had “walked away.”
I did not do the big party circuit this year. Due to the day of the week Halloween fell, the action was very spread out from October 26 to November 3rd. Thankfully a few of my friends Margaret, Leslie, and Linda were willing to snap a few pics from the first few parties for you.
I saved myself for the big Saga event. It took me a minute to wrap this one up as I was patiently waiting for the hardworking Saga volunteers Katia (Pampered Paws) and Heather Smith (Caye to the Heart) to finish counting and give me the fundraiser total (see below.) Three cheers to all the Saga volunteers who worked hard at the 2019 fundraiser.
Around San Pedro Town
First comes a few pics of the big Holiday Hotel Halloween party courtesy of Leopard Lady, Leslie Leigh Lawrence. This was her first San Pedro Halloween circuit and by the time I caught up with her in person at Saga, she said she had a great time but was glad it was coming to an end after this last party.
Wayo’s Beach Bar party was on Halloween Night. Pictures courtesy of Margaret Elizabeth Hulse of Mpulse Studio and the love necklace campaign.
Also on October 31st D’ Rocks Rooftop Bar and Lounge in San Pablo had their party. Halloween night photos courtesy of Linda Stevens of Brooklyn Bagels.
Saga Humane Society Fundraiser
Last but definitely not least, Sunday, November 3rd was the 16th Annual Halloween Spooktacular for Saga Humane Society who is celebrating 20 years of service to Ambergris Caye Animals.
Of course one of the first things I did when I got to the jam-packed Saga party was scope out the food tables to find the cupcakes. I was pleasantly surprised to find someone had also made dog bone cookies. Of course I ate a couple and of course, I wish I had more 😀
- Cutest – Happy, Barca, and Chalupa.
- Funniest – Emma, Dolly, and Winnie.
- Lookalike – 1. Missy and Adelina 2. Sage and Sterling 3. Leslie with Lizzy and Livvy
- Most creative – Bella and Benji, Penny and Krista, Louis and Carina.
- Scariest – Kira, Manley, and Savannah.
Here are a few pics I took during the judging.
Saga would like to thank the following businesses for raffle prizes: 12 Belize, The Dive Bar, Wine de Vine, Belize Sailing Center, Lavish habit, Toucan Gift Stores, Coral Day Spa Belize, Crazy Canucks Beach Bar, El Fogon, Spiez Pharmacy, Palapa Bar and Grill, Sol Spa, Ashley’s, Havana Cigars, Carlos Cuts, Aquarius Salon, Star’s Island Fantasy, The Dog House Sports Lounge, Blue Water Grill, Pineapple’s on the Beach, Wayo’s Beach Bar, Studio 93, The Baker, Ellos Clothing Store, Caye Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd., The Candle Garden, Island Buzz Cafe, Iguana Juan’s Restaurant & Bar, Genesis Restaurant & Bar, Lily’s Treasure Chest, Massage By the Reef Day Spa, Unique Massage and Spa, Beach Basket Belize, Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar, F&S Golfcart Rental, Sandbar San Pedro. Please forgive them if they’ve missed you. There are so many. Saga could not do this event without all their supporters.
The current grand total from the fundraiser at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar is $7,135.21 and they are still hoping to raise another $7,000 online with more great donations. I am pleased to say that $96.21 was raised in the donation box design challenge. My entry with Kay Scott was the winner as it got $50 in donations, beating myself (tacogirl’s) entry haha.
Missed the party and prizes? Not to worry, Saga has started the online auction and there are lots more prizes up for grabs: ACES Crocodile Sanctuary tour, Amigos Del Mar snorkeling the famous Blue Hole, Ambergris Divers Hole chan snorkeling, Black Orchid Restaurant, Burmuda Landing (2 nights), Caribbean Adventures sailing on the Gaviota, Captain Sharks Rod and Reel, Casa Picasso Rest., Chuck & Robbie’s Dive Shop (snorkeling), Estele’s Dine by the Sea, Go Fish (All day fly fishing), Lina Point (2 nights), Ramon’s Village Resort (3 nights), Sandy Point (2 nights at Costa Blue), Sun Breeze Hotel and Suites, Seaduced (sunset cruise for 2), SEArious Adventures (sunset cruise for 8), Spindrift Hotel (2 nights), Victoria House (overnight stay with Breakfast), Yolo Chill Cruise for 2. Once again, Saga would like to thank all the businesses who donated.
In case you need a little encouragement here are two of the prizes, Yolo and Seaduction taking tours out. I have been on both boats before and can attest that they are totally worth bidding on.
One Last Costume
I had to include this last pic courtesy of Cindy Vigna, the costume she made for her daughter Tinker this year for Island Academy School Halloween was very impressive.