Love FM Christmas Parade 2017 - 10/24/17 07:11 PM
Parade Route: Boca del Rio >>Laguna Drive>>Pescador Drive>>Tarpon Street>>Barrier Reef Drive>>Ending at Central Park!
What a fabulous San Pedro Christmas Parade we had this year! Huge turnout on the streets of San Pedro. This is a big event put on annually by radio and TV station Love FM - News and Music Power. During this parade, we were proud to introduce our amazing Marine MARCLub members (kids from several local schools) who helped design and create the HammerCart with our research and outreach assistant Cynthia Xiu (who created the marine club). The students also insisted (and occasionally fought) to become our mascots. And in fact this was our mascots' first big presentation to the broader San Pedro - and through TV - to the Belizean public. We could not get over HOW MANY people - kids especially - wanted to hug our mascots Betto/Betty the Bull Shark and Hammy the Hammerhead and wanted to take pictures with them. The number of people who shouted out their support for sharks as they went by reveals such local pride and support for sharks. It was tremendously heartwarming to witness. Huge thanks to Cart drivers, herders, candy givers and all around amazing MAR folks Ivy Baremore, @THomasMeyer, Photographer and magical Unicorn Karen Brodie, to the Rotaract Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise Rotary International The San Pedro Sun Rene Villanueva Photos: Rachel Graham
Love FM gathers groups, organizations and businesses that wish to participate in the fun and puts together a fun-filled parade full of lights, music and entertainment. This year saw the participation of the San Pedro Town Council with Santa Claus joining them in the fun and leading the parade. They were followed by the San Pedro RC School Marching Band and Majorettes and ABC Pre School with their fun mascots such Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Donald - absolute highlight for the children.
Also joining in the fun was The Belize Tourism Board, Quick Stop Personal Finance Center, Sagebrush, Black and White Chirakanari Dancers, the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye, Mar Alliance, SHINE, San Pedro High School Dancers, St. Francis Xavier Credit Union, Wings Department Store, Isla Bonita Elementary School, The Peoples United Party and Foreva Fancy Boutique.
Click here to read the rest of the article and see LOTS more photos in the Ambergris Today
Iím in disbelief. Disbelief that Christmas is 2 weeks away. Where did 2017 go? And more disbelief that last night was LoveFM radioís SEVENTH annual lighted parade through the streets of San Pedro. I think I have written about and photographed each and every parade. Seven years Ė and yet Iím havenít aged a day.
A Christmas miracle!
Here are the better pics from this year. Movement and flashing lights and darkness? Itís this amateur photogs worst nightmare.
But hopefully you can get a sense of how magical this event is Ė and how happy happy happy it makes the kids on this island.
Click here to read the rest of the article and see LOTS more photos in the San Pedro Scoop
Love FM held its annual Christmas Parade in San Pedro Town on Sunday, December 10th. The parade filled the main streets of San Pedro with colorful floats, amazing dance numbers, entertainment, and music. The spectacular parade participants included Foreva Fancy Fashion Boutique, ABC Pre-School, SHINE, Black & White Restaurant Cuisine, The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Town Council, Ministry of Youth, The Little Dynamic Stars, Peopleís United Party, Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Roman Catholic School, Wings, Walkaholics, San Pedro High School, Belize Tourism Board, Belize Airport Authority, Border Management Agency, Belize Rural South, Mar Alliance, San Pedro Town Library, Isla Bonita Primary School, St. Francis Xavier Credit Union, Saga Brush Community Church, Quick Stop, Love FM and Dawsonís Pit Fighter.
The parade started shortly after 7PM, from the Boca del Rio Area heading to Central Park. Many islanders gathered along the street sides of the parade route to get a good view. Leading the parade was the San Pedro Town Council and staff, along with Miss San Pedro Virginia Vasquez and Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr. happily giving out sweets to the spectators
Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun