The 2nd Annual Benefit Night had 22 fabulous auction prizes and 4 door prizes. People's generosity on the evening was incredibly moving for all of us and definitely put us all in the Xmas spirit. We raised just over 60,000 pesos exactly acheiving our goal of paying for the construction of the lunchroom and kitchen at the kindergarten in the Colonia. The gentleman who bought the Ultrajewels bracelet graciously returned it to the charity to auction again, thank you.I urge you to support the businesses of our sponsors without whom there would have been no evening! Or drop in and thank them if you have time, it will make a difference. John Gray and Bush, Paco and Karl (from 14 in Cancun) , GM Hector Lopez of Hotel El Cid Marina, Jennifer Hamer of Ultrafemme, Karen Scott of Gringo Furniture, Marilyn O'Connor of Arrecife Developments, Liza Piorkowski and Hola Asia, Scott Olsen of Carribean Shores Realty, Crescent of Aquanauts, Amber Pierce of Mayan Riviera Real Estate, Mike McDonald of Playasol, Sandy and Arthur Matas, Enrique of Almost Heaven, Damien at Pelicanos, Graciela at Bodo's, Cancun Rehab Centre, Martina of Martina's Oasis and Mauro and Ginny Jaramillo of Thyself be Healed (returns Jan 30th) . Thanks also to the wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to achieve this event: Tom, Janet, Sonvya, Tony, Kirsten, Rachel, Marguerite and Sylvia.
And there's more: Amber and Josh of Mayan Riviera Real Estate have another absolutely gorgeous bottle of tequila (you can just see it behind the Corona) sitting in their office (on the square) , drop in and pick up a raffle ticket it will be drawn this weekend. You could take home something very special!
New Dive shop in town - Aquanauts has opened in Hacienda Morelos, they have an enthusiastic crew and a great location we wish them all the best ph 2069365. New machine at public clinic - Tejas amigos de Puerto Morelos (Anita, Billy, Lucky & Becky, Jeff & Helene and Tony & Pam Sansone) purchased an Ob/Gyn ultrasound machine for the Public Health Clinic in Puerto Morelos. It is now installed and ready to work but the Health Department cannot afford to roster anyone to come once a week! Well I guess that is our next project - any ideas anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Seen in the picture from left Julian Molina a technician flown down to set up the machine, Dr Hector Llanos of the Health Department in Cancun, Moi and Tony Sansone. Eating out during the holidays - Bodo's has Xmas menu of 3 courses that includes Wild Duck or Salmon with Lobster sauce for 400p or 350p and for New Year's 3 courses with Grilled Seafood plate or Rib Eye for 650p reservations 871 0449. New England Pub at Hotel Inglaterra has for Xmas day 5 courses including waldorf salad, turkey and ham for 230 pesos ph 2069081. Mama's Bakery has Christmas Cookies! and John Gray's has something but check back later for what it is! Hola Asia is closed 24,25 and 31 December and 1 January. I will update if and when I receive other information. You can see below Puerto Morelos Frank is enjoying Xmas in Bavaria! This is my last newsletter until New Year - I am off on a short trip during which I intend to have as much fun as a girl can legally! Tell all, well most, when I get back. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you all. December 23rd
9.30-3pm Jungle Market Mayan Folklore Dance inauguration day, they have been practising for 4 months!
6pm Christmas Posada in the Square, Angels, Devil, Mary and Joseph in an all star cast, to be broadcast live on Radio Caribe - a must see Puerto Morelos event!
New Year's Eve beach Party Tuna Farewell at Tuna