September Celebrations 2000

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 10, No. 35            August 30, 2000

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As we enter the month of September, Belizeans look forward to the days of celebration commemorating the historic Battle of St. George's Caye and Independence Day. Celebrating under the theme "Many Origins, One Home, Belize", the San Pedro Town Council joins the rest of the country in honoring the hardworking people that fought for Belize's independence. This year, the San Pedro Town Council has taken a different approach to the festivities, working closely with non-profit organizations, service groups and businesses to help plan the celebrations. The San Pedro Town Council invites the general public to join in this year's festivities of the September Celebrations 2000.

    On Sunday, September 10th - St. George's Caye Day will commence with an official ceremony followed by a carnival parade along the main streets of San Pedro. All children participating will received goodies and an all-day jump-up at Central Park will follow.

    A talent presentation by school children of San Pedro will be held on Friday, September 15th. All schools are invited to start preparing for this night set aside to showcase their children's talent. All participating students will also receive prizes from the organizing committee.

    On Saturday, September 16th, Reef Radio Productions will host the Miss San Pedro Pageant at Central Park. This always glamorous and entertaining event promises to be an evening to remember as San Pedro chooses its beauty ambassador for the year 2000. Reef Radio invites single young Belizeans interested in participating to stop by their office to pick up applications. The winning candidate will be given the opportunity to represent San Pedro in the Miss Belize Pageant and other pageants throughout the country. Apart from the selection of Miss San Pedro 2000, different entertainers will perform during the evening.

    On Monday, September 18th, a spelling bee contest will be held with participants from the various San Pedro schools. The venue for this contest will be announced at a later date. The official flag raising ceremony will be held at Central Park on the eve of our nation's independence followed by the Independence Day grand celebration on September 21st. The program will include the crowning of Miss San Pedro 2000, followed by a uniform parade with goodies for all participants and a jump-up at Central Park. Many games and sporting events will be held on the beach throughout the day. Food and drink will be available during all the programs.

    Anyone wishing more information on the September Celebrations may contact the San Pedro Town Council at 2198.



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