|Emily Verde - Miss San Pedro Lions Queen
Charming Emily Verde was
officially crowned Miss San Pedro Lions 2003-2004 last Saturday at a
special coronation ceremony held at the Lions Den.
Performing as Master of Ceremonies for the event was
San Pedro Lions President Francisco Verde who welcomed the congregation
present for this grand occasion.
Throughout the evening the public was entertained by the
talented dancers of Barbara's Dance Group and the San Pedro Dance
Company. A special presentation then followed featuring the 2002-2003
Belize Lions Zone 59 Queen Sherima Usher from Dangriga, who was
accompanied by her sister Taryn.
When the awaited moment arrived, the
reigning Miss San Pedro Lions Queen Debbie Graniel illuminated the stage
with her presence. In her farewell speech Debbie thanked the San Pedro
Lions Club for giving her the opportunity to represent their club both
nationally and internationally. She continued saying that the experience
had been very enjoyable and educational as she had the opportunity to
meet with many dignitaries and make many friends.
|Taryn Usher, Sherima Usher, Emily Verde and Debbie Graniel
In her acceptance speech, incoming queen
Emily Verde pledged to do her best to represent the San Pedro Lions Club
at the upcoming national convention to be held in Belize City in April,
and throughout her year of reign. Emily is the daughter of Pinita and
Francisco Verde. She is presently a student at St. John's College Junior
College and also a member of the San Pedro Dance Company. To wrap up the
evening in style, the newly crowned and the outgoing Miss San Pedro Lions
queens presented a special dance, much to the delight of the crowd.
Through this medium the San Pedro Lions Club would
like to thank all the dancers, the people who donated the tasty food, and
everyone who attended.