Experience Caye Caulker Culture and Support Local Education

What: Lobster Dinner Banquet during Ocean Academy High School's Christmas Extravaganza Talent Show

Date: December 8, 2012

Time: Show begins at 7PM. Dinner is served at 7:30PM

Fundraiser for: Scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to attend high school (school is not free in Belize) Cost: $50 USD for Sponsorship. Each Sponsorship receives one lobster dinner as a gift.

Hosted by: Ocean Academy Parent-Teacher Association and Students

Ocean Academy High School is holding an important fundraising event on the 8th of December, its 5th Annual Christmas Extravaganza. Funds raised will support scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to attend school (high-school is not free in Belize). This year, for each sponsorship of $50 USD, members of the Parent-Teacher-Association and students will prepare and serve a lobster dinner as a thank-you gift for the important contribution. The dinner will be served during the school's Christmas variety show. Students will entertain with performances such as song, dance, poetry, drama, and musical performances. Sponsors will enjoy the show from a dinner table near the stage.

"I can't think of a more authentic way for visitors to experience the culture of Caye Caulker. Students will be providing the entertainment and serving the meals. Parents will be thanking the sponsors by preparing food for them. And the visitors will walk away knowing they've left a positive impact on the beautiful community of Caye Caulker."

- Heidi Curry, Managing Director, Ocean Academy.

Quick Facts:

Ocean Academy opened in 2008 as the island's first high-school. 60 students attend the school.

Ocean Academy's mission is to achieve universal education on the island (only 40% of children across the country attend high-school). 85% of current students receive some form of financial assistance.

Dinner Menu:

Appetizer: Conch ceviche (a favorite local delicacy) with freshly made tortilla chips.

Dinner: Lobster grilled with butter and garlic OR

Grilled BBQ chicken. Served with grilled vegetable kabob, baked potato, and garlic bread.

Dessert: Homemade Pie.

Served with a glass of wine.

For more information about Ocean Academy, visit www.cayecaulkerschool.com

To become a sponsor of the event, contact PTA President, Ms. Eva McFarlane at [email protected]