One of San Pedro's premier cultural events of the year takes place next Friday, February 14th, 7 p.m. at Fido's Courtyard. Approximately 50 entries for the San Pedro Sun's Valentine's Day Poetry Contest have been received so far and entries will be accepted until the contest begins.
Participants are urged to attend and read their entries for the judges. For those too shy to read in public, Master of Ceremonies, Dennis Wolfe will read them for you.
Prizes will be awarded for four categories this year. The poem that the judges consider the best of all the entries will be awarded the grand prize as the overall winner. Awards will also be given for the best humorous poem as well as the best romantic poem. A new category this year, Foreign, has been created for those entries received from abroad via E-mail, fax or letter.
The following establishments are helping to sponsor the contest with their donations of prizes: (not in any particular order) San Pedro Sun, $150. Little Italy, dinner for two with a glass of wine. Island Air, round trip ticket to Belize City. Tropic Air, round trip ticket anywhere Tropic Air flies. Pier Lounge, $50 bar tab. Fido's, one $40 parasail adventure. Crazy Canucks Bar at the Playador, $25 bar tab. Splash Bar at the Belize Yacht Club, two exotic drinks. La Margarita, dinner for two. Hideout Bar, two exotic drinks. Casa Caribe, dinner for two with two exotic drinks. Capricorn Resort, dinner for two. Coco Palms Restaurant at the Sunbreeze Hotel, candlelight dinner for two. Purple Parrot Bar, $50 bar tab. Victoria House, dinner for two. Bowen and Bowen, one case of soft drinks. Seashells Bar at Chateau Caribe, two exotic drinks. Innovative Water Sports, 1/2 hr jet ski ride. Barrier Reef Hotel, 1 large pizza. One year's subscription to the San Pedro Sun (Foreign Category)
Anyone who wishes to be a sponsor for the contest, please call 2070.
Here is a sample of a poem received from one of our subscribers:
While on vacation at Ambergris Caye
I found my true love, the most precious to me.
With her charming personality, so warm
and kind, I had no choice but to make her mine.
Now we are together although missing
Ambergris Caye, always remembering
our romance when we met near the sea.
My love is so deep for her,
she is my only prescription.
Therefore I am writing this poem
hoping to win her a year subscription.