|Beauties head the parade after the coronation ceremonies.|
|Young Belizean, Aly, is decked out in her red, white and blue while she observes the parade from home.|
|The high school band and dance troupe brought much energy to the parade.|
| Ceni Grace and Giselle ham it up during the parade.|
|Newly crowned Angie waves to the crowd lining the streets.|
|Before the parade started, all the Miss San Pedro contestants helped hand out treats to the children gathered at Central Park.
|These young boys enjoy a hot day at the beach during the September 10th festivities.|
September 10th – St. George’s Caye Day; a day where the battle against Spain was won by England. A day to celebrate and rejoice – something needed after the threats of Hurricane Dean and Felix, yes, a day of lighthearted family fun. And that it was. It was a day, Angela Alamilla will never forget, the day she was crowned Miss San Pedro 2007-2008, a title she took on September 1st.
The festivities kicked off with Miss Alamilla and outgoing Queen Miss Liliana Nuñez being escorted into Central Park and up on the stage, where they joined the other Miss San Pedro delegates, 1st runner up Susie Rodriguez, Araceli Garay, Gina Wallace and Yesica Cordon. Mayor Elsa Paz and Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. welcomed all those who had gathered for this special ceremony and welcomed Miss Nuñez to perform the official coronation. The crowd cheered as Miss Alamilla accepted her responsibilities as the new beauty ambassador of “La Isla Bonita,” as well as accepting her crown, sash, scepter and cape.
Mayor Paz then handed the young ladies their prizes. Miss San Pedro received $3,000 from the San Pedro Town Council, $100 worth of makeup from Leslie’s , one photo portrait from Belicolor, professional photo shoot by Luis Zapata of Designing Solutions, $250 gift certificate from Body Wear, $300 savings from Belize Bank, gold earrings from Mel Spain, gift from A & C Boutique, cell phone from C’s Phones, gift from Harmouch Center, and a gift from Dalia’s Store. First runner up Susie Rodriguez received $500 from Amigos del Mar, $150 savings account from Scotia Bank, dinner for two at Caramba, $100 worth of merchandise from La Divina Providencia, $150 gift certificate from Rapidito Loans, $100 gift certificate from Casa Picasso, $100 savings account from Alliance Bank, $150 gift certificate from Milo’s Center, 24 hour golf cart use from Captain G’s, and dinner for two at Elvi’s Kitchen.
Once the official ceremonies were completed, the fire engine sounded its horn signaling the commencement of the parade. Miss Alamilla and the rest of the delegates, along with Miss Nuñez were escorted to their places on the beautifully decorated float. The parade took off and delighted people as it made its way through the main streets of town.