Liberty Children's Home Hosts Successful Fundraiser in San Pedro
With the support and help of organizers Monica Davis, Luis Velasquez (Owner, Kama Lounge), Carmen Arenal (Owner, Coco Loco’s Beach Bar), Joe Chung, and Grant Ice, the first annual Holiday Pig Roast and Bake Sale for Liberty Children’s Home was a great success. Liberty Children’s Home is a sanctuary for children in need, providing in a natural environment, love, nurturing, and a high standard of education. Situated in Ladyville, on the outskirts of Belize City, Liberty Children’s Home is unique in its commitment to child-centered care and education.
Just in time for the holiday season, the fundraiser boasted a Cuban-style pig roast; a 60-pound pig slow-roasted over an open fire for 5 hours by Jorge “Cubano” Torres and Scott Fuson. The pork was served with a pico de gallo, cucumber and jicama salad, and coconut rice and beans or black beans with tortillas. Fifty five plates of the roast were sold out before the end of the day.
A bake sale was also provided, and thanks to new island resident Jane West, many children and families and guests enjoyed dozens of holiday cookies, prepared and baked by her.
Valentino and his brother provided live entertainment in the form of soft acoustic rock and pop songs. The pair was perfectly situated along the seawall, with the Caribbean Sea providing a perfect backdrop for their performance.
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