To honor all local mothers, the San Pedro Town Council held their
Mother's Day celebration last Sunday evening. The old football field
(Sacachispas) was filled to capacity with hundreds of mothers in attendance
enjoying this special day.
Upon entering the gate, mothers received a beautiful
rose pin and a
raffle ticket, which would allow them the chance to win one of over twenty
prizes. Masters of Ceremonies for this festive gala were Reef Radio's own
disc jockeys Medardo Rodriguez and Luis Romero, who proudly took center
stage. The stage was beautifully adorned with gorgeous lights, floral
arrangements, and a gorgeous backdrop with the words "Happy Mother's Day" in
big, bold, colorful letters. To start the night, Father Jim Blount blessed
all mothers present and led them in prayer.
Mayor Elsa Paz then gave a brief welcome address,
gathered to have a grand old time. Before, during and after dinner, the San
Pedro Dance Company and Barbara's Dance Group entertained the mothers and
had them tapping their feet along with the music. Skits and songs were
performed by a variety of island school children, all wishing the special
women a joyful Mother's Day. Paula Medina also graced the audience with her
melodic voice, dedicating a special song for all the mothers. Wil & the
Tequila Trio were also on hand to entertain those present with their own
ballads and renditions of more popular songs.
The anticipated main event was the appearance of
comedians "Dzereco & Nohoch." Their entertaining stand up comedy blew away
the minds of all, while laughter echoed through the air. The duo took the
stage for about an hour, and in that hour, they had the mothers all bursting
with laughter and smiles.
Beautifully wrapped gifts were handed out to the
mothers in attendance
over the course of the evening. Prizes were awarded for the best
mother/daughter look-alike, mother with the whitest hair, mother with three
generations of her family present, oldest mother and first mother to arrive
at the gala. There were also special prizes given out to those fortunate
enough to get specially marked chairs or plates of food. Gate prizewinners
excitedly accepted their prizes that included a microwave, hampers, lamps,
frames, and gift certificates, among others, which were raffled throughout
the entire night. Laughter echoed through the old football field as both
Masters of Ceremonies kept "mommies" amused through the entire fun-filled
The announcement everybody was waiting for was of the
Mother of the Year
2005. This year's number one mother was Mrs. Margarita Lara. A
well-respected, wonderful mother, Mrs. Lara received a number of prizes
including $500 cash, a Mother of the Year plaque and a bouquet of flowers.
Mrs. Lara is a proud mother of nine, resides in San Pedro, but hails from
Belmopan. In her acceptance speech to the public, she exclaimed, "I am
proud, but at the same time nervous, because I did not expect this to
happen, God has blessed me once again."
The organizers of this special Mother's Day
Celebration 2005 would like
to thank all the sponsors, entertainers and volunteers who made this year's
spectacular event an unforgettable and magical one!