Holiday Hotel’s “Horroween Bash” was a Scream!

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 43            November 2, 2006

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The place to be for Halloween is Holiday Hotel. Winning the top prize this year were Neysa and Badyr Sajia.

Even “Grandma” made it to Holiday...she took home a great snorkeling trip!

Halloween night, typically known as “La noche de brujas” (witches’ night), was celebrated in grand fashion at the San Pedro Holiday Hotel, as it is every year. However, this year not many witches were in sight; it was French maids, farmers, pirates and the winning ghostly couple that were making appearances amongst other cool costumed revelers. For the past 17 years, Holiday Hotel has always been the place to be for the best Halloween party and this year was better than ever.

    Barrier Reef Drive was lined up with people eager to see the best in costumes. “Oohs” and “aahs” could be heard as partygoers stepped out of their golf carts or cabs and walked to Holiday’s entrance. Once inside, revelers got the best in music provided by DJ’s Habo and Dabo who kicked it into the wee hours of the morning.

    Costumes abounded as everyone headed to the verandah to get their groove on. Minnie Mouse, Zorro, nurses, inmates, gold diggers, devils, fairies, cat woman, ghouls, and even Steve Irwin made an appearance. It was certainly a night of much fun and revelry.

    The time of night that everyone was waiting for soon came. The winners were announced: Neysa and Badyr Sajia – the ghostly couple – won a LG Chocolate cell phone, a 24 hour golf cart rental and a dinner for two courtesy of Blue Water Grill; Second place went to Paulino Pineda dressed as Tata Duende, he won a round trip ticket courtesy of Tropic Air; Funniest costume went to Wil Alamilla Jr. who was dressed as “The Cookie Lady”, he won a round trip fare on the Caye Caulker Water Taxi and a night’s accommodation at Anchorage Hotel in Caye Caulker Hotel; most elegant went to Melody Sanchez Wolfe dressed as “good and bad” for which she won a $100 gift certificate from Body Wear as well as a $100 gift certificate from Brodie’s, Manager’s fave went to Mark Maggiotto dressed as Steve Irwin, he took home a Lamanai trip courtesy of Suya Tours; Judge’s favorite went to Patty dressed as the Grandmother, a costume that won her a snorkel trip for two aboard the Reef Seeker. Group winners were the San Pedro Pirates who took home a bottle of tequila courtesy of Royal Wholesale and Retail and beer courtesy of Bowen and Bowen Limited.

    Costumes abounded but only a few could take prizes home. Of course there is always next year, when the party is at the Holiday Hotel.
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