Hip Hip Hooray! Miss San Pedro is Officially Crowned and Kids Parade to Celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye

September 10th is the first officially holiday of September – to celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798.  The Spanish, invading from Mexico, tried AGAIN to expel the British Baymen and their slaves from Belize.

The small Baymen crew was victorious.  And along with Independence Day on September 21st (some 183 years later) it makes September a full month of red white and blue celebration.

St George's Caye celebrations in San Pedro, Belize
St George's Caye celebrations in San Pedro, Belize KIDS

Yesterday, San Pedro started the day with the coronation of our new Miss San Pedro 2016-2017 and a uniform parade with school children and various organizations.

Little girls on St George's Caye celebrations in San Pedro, Belize

It was a beautiful SCORCHER (just like today) and by 9am (the official meet-up time) it had to feel like 95+ in the sun.  (Accuweather has today’s temperature predicted as a high of 88 – “real feel 109).

St George's Caye celebrations in San Pedro, Belize The Line Up for the parade

Let’s get to the ceremonies.  The stage was set for the national anthem, a prayer, opening statements by the Mayor and our Area Representative, a performance by ERNESTINE CARBALLO (LOVE HER!)…

Ernestine on the right and DJ Debbie

…and the crowning of the new Miss San Pedro.

 

A San Pedro high school class posing
A San Pedro high school class posing

The high school kids arriving at the field.

San Pedro High School kids parade in Belize

Kids outside getting ice.  Did I mention it was HOT?

And the Belize Water Services group lining up….

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BWS lining up for the parade.

And now the entrance of our pageant ladies.  Here is the outgoing queen (in her cape) and the new Miss San Pedro.

Miss San Pedro 2016-2017

And the procession in with the town council.

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Up onto the stage where the cape, the sceptre and the crown were passed to the new “beauty ambassador”.

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Then it was time for Ernestine to perform…to get the wilting kids “hyped up”.

She was so good…three songs ending with “Loose” – a song you are going to hear again and again this Carnival season.  It’s good.

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On to the parade!

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ACES School and their queen.

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ABC Pre-school.

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Elvi’s Kitchen celebrating their 40th anniversary.

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SO many high school kids.

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And Miss San Pedro High School.

Miss San Pedro High School 2016, Faith

Lots of music, lots of cuteness, lots of HEAT.  Hope you all had a good holiday.  Now…on to the next one!






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  • mysteryboy

    so nice to see a wonderful, informative post and not have it contaminated with vitriol and negativity, Thanks, RC!

    • SPmQQse

      VITRIOL AND NEGATIVITY

  • SPmQQse

    VITRIOL AND NEGATIVITY

    • sanpedroscoop

      You are actually making me think about banning you…good grief!

      • SPmQQse

        i am not ”actually”….making you do anything… thinking, acting, that is all , you.
        if you want to be, or are, the type of person who feels the need to sensor another’s activity/thoughts….[when it is you , who provides the venue for expressing one’s views/thoughts/humouroids]….then , so be it.
        …that , again…is up to you…!
        …….
        it doesn’t particularly matter to me whether the basis for your attitude stems from the , complaints of a whiney ignoramus…or an upset advertiser who threatens to cut off, the money trough…..
        …….
        as a practicing activist, of sorts….over the decades………it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that a publicist has been influenced and/or directed by other’s….
        …….
        suggestion…….maybe shut down the ”comments” section….
        that way… you may not have the concern that can arise ,from offering an open venue, for expression.
        …….
        …….

      • SPmQQse

        i am not ”actually”….making you do anything… thinking, acting, that is all , you.
        if you want to be, or are, the type of person who feels the need to sensor another’s activity/thoughts….[when you , provide the venue for expressing one’s views/thoughts/humouroids]….then , so be it.
        …that , again…is up to you…!
        …….
        it doesn’t particularly matter to me whether the basis for your attitude stems from the , complaints of a whiney ignoramus…or an upset advertiser who threatens to cut off, the money trough…..
        …….
        as a practicing activist, of sorts….over the decades………it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that a publicist has unfortunately , been influenced and/or directed by other’s….
        …….
        suggestion…….maybe shut down the ”comments” section….
        that way… you may not have the concern that can arise ,from offering an open venue, for expression.
        …….
        now , on the other hand,….
        if you are contemplating banning me from your comments section, b/c you are tired of reading what some might consider, the slanderous and or threatening comments/personal attacks….[something i ‘never’ instigate with your readers]… that are directed strictly,toward me…. then ….well… again….your choice.
        [i don’t particularly care about what others say…within their boundaries of expression, of their ignorance].
        ……
        finally…..
        just in case the, ” VITRIOL AND NEGATIVITY ” comment… was taken as ,directed at you….[not the case]
        i have corrected that.. by putting it where it wouldn’t be construed as directed toward you by placing it where it was meant to be.

        • sanpedroscoop

          It’s not really a “venue for expression” – it’s an area designated to comment on the content of my post. You are correct – you are not making me do anything (nor is anyone else – why would my advertisers care about your comments?) but your consistent negativity is just getting draining.

          I have taken no oath of journalism – this is my blog.

          Maybe a better venue for your expression would be your own blog.

  • just sayin!

    sorry you have to go through such lengths especially when you make such an effort to bring a great blog to life,…. some people just thrive on being a, ….. well you Know what I mean (nothing VITRIOL AND NEGATIVITY) they only see one way and that’s their way! right or wrong they will argue their pointless point to the end!………..

    and really do they actually think that they have a right to a suggestion for you about your own blog, because of their lack of respect for your work!!! ReallY!!

    its a tough call but its your blog and your call!

  • William Harper

    Losers will always be losers. RC this is a great blog!