|There was lobster-a-plenty at the CC Lobsterfest 2004
The Caye Caulker Lobster Festival got off to a grand start last
Friday evening, as lovely Chantal Marin was crowned Miss Lobsterfest
2004. Sixteen-year-old Chantal, a recent graduate of St. Catherine's
Academy, wowed the judges as she displayed confidence and talent during
On Saturday morning, CC Village Council Chairman Alberto Villanueva
Jr. kicked off the official opening day ceremonies, welcoming everyone
to "La Isla CariŅosa." He stressed the value of lobsters and their role
in making Caye Caulker the island it is today.
Mr. Villanueva then introduced San Pedro Town Mayor Elsa Paz as the
guest speaker. Mayor Paz highlighted the importance of preserving the
lobster industry so that these traditions continue. She mentioned how
the lobster industry has boosted the economic development of Caye
Caulker Village. Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., then
addressed the crowd and pronounced Lobsterfest 2004 officially "open
For the remainder of the weekend, the island was filled to capacity
with partygoers. Lively music provided by Miss Leila Vernon and the
Youth Connection Band also filled the air and had everyone dancing to
their beats. The Youth Canoe Race was one highlight of the festivities.
Andy Gallego and Amil Chi proudly took first place, receiving a $40
cash prize and two Lobsterfest T-shirts. Several other races, contests,
educational lobster displays, arts and crafts booths, as well as
lobster treats and all types of ethnic dishes kept everyone else
In an interview with CC Village Chairman Alberto Villanueva Jr., he
told The San Pedro Sun that this year's festival was the most
successful Lobsterfest in recent years. "I applaud the committee for
their efforts - it was indeed a job well done!" he ended.
Overall, it was fun, frolic and lobster-a-plenty last weekend at
the CC Lobsterfest - an annual event that is always entertaining,
in "La Isla CariŅosa".