We are all very pleased with the first San Pedro Branch Red Cross Belize Fundraiser at Legends Burger House on Sunday March 25th. We had a great turn out, the King Kong challenge was a big hit and Legends was so packed that people were standing on chairs to watch.
We ended up with 5 competitors, Michael, Nabhor, Claudia, Hayden and previous challenge winner and burger man Wade the Gringo. Hayden and Wade took the lead fast and it was looking like a very close draw. Dov called it and a few others agreed that while Hayden’s plate was empty first his mouth was still full and Wade was the clear winner because he swallowed.
The Chinese Auction also a big hit, our auctioneer Bob Utsman had the room laughing and the girls out bidding each other and any boys who were trying for a lovely gold and gemstone ring. Helda was the lucky winner in the end.
In total we raised a grand total of $4310 – job well done.
Other exciting things that happened, Deb and Dan Swanson (Wisconsin Red Cross) presented a cheque for $273.54 US of money that was raised by TJ Walker Middle School Students in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin. Phil Hansen, the CEO of the Minneapolis/St Paul Branch of the Red Cross saw our poster in town stopped in to say hello and said he would make contact when he returned home. Fido’s Bar & Grill and Asian Garden Day Spa both became Corporate Members of the Belize Red Cross, Fido’s Staff has signed up to have Red Cross do first aid training course for all their staff. Randy Lewis and Bruce Pickering also stepped up to let us know that they are available with skilled medical knowledge and we signed up a few new volunteers.
Special thanks to Fido’s Bar & Grill and Palapa Bar & Grill for Cash Donations as well as Prize Donations.
Extra Special Thanks:
Emma, Jordan, Spencer, Kathy and Kim at Legends Burger House for organizing and working extremely hard.
The Band donated all of their tips.
Nancy Scott ran the 50/50 draws.
Bob Utsman ran the Chinese Auction
David and Mary were amazing throughout it all.
The BRC Head office staff of Lily and Evelyn answered a million questions, and Bernie worked hard all day.
Prize Donators & other Helpers:
San Pedro Fitness Club, Aquafit Eileen & the Snack Shack
DandE’s Ice Cream
Average Joe’s Bar
Caribbean Villas/Catamaran Beach Bar
Palapa Bar & Grill
Medina’s House of Jewelry
Simon Quan & Company
Wade the Gringo Burgers & Roadkill Bar
Fido’s Bar & Grill
Seaduced by Belize
San Pedro Sun
Manuel Media and Reef Radio and TV
Cowboy Doug’s Pool Bar & Grill / Grand Caribe Belize
Banana Beach Resort
And thanks to all that came out to help support the San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross.
Please note this post a work in progress, Sunday knocked the wind out of my sails due to being steamrolled by a bad cold Saturday night. Of course Murphys law tech world just happened, I went to publish and got a failed try again notice, lost the most current version of my writing. Thankfully I had an almost updated version in notepad – I am so ready for a trip to the beach or a nap lol.