SPSUN’s Kainie Manuel (l-r) hosted the event with co-hosts Courtney Sage and Mary Gonzalez. While the many poems submitted were recited to the dining audience, listeners of Reef Radio also had the opportunity to enjoy the program broadcast live from the restaurant.
With over 40 entries, the crowd was delighted with a variety of poems ranging from humorous to romantic to Spanish to foreign entries submitted from as far away as Nigeria.
Guests in attendance were provided with booklets containing the poems along with score sheets and were invited to be a part of the judging process.
Winners will be announced in this Thursday’s issue of The San Pedro Sun. We thank all those who submitted poems and attended the event, it was a great evening!
UPDATE - WINNERS:
*Funniest – The Garbage Man is my Valentine submitted by Lisa Anderson (Lunch for two courtesy of Rico’s Bar and Grill, one Rum Cake courtesy of Rainforest Rumcakes, Gift Certificate courtesy of Liquor Box, $25 Gift Certificate courtesy of Caroline’s Fine Cooking)
*Spanish – Que bonito mi San Pedro submitted by Freddy Nunez ($150 Gift Certificate courtesy of Rapidito Loans, $150 cash courtesy of Grand Belizean Estates, one Rum Cake courtesy of Rainforest Rumcakes, Dinner for two courtesy of Sunset Grill)
*Student – Our devotion to Love submitted by Kadizha Jones of the San Pedro High School (Goody Bag courtesy of Courtney Sage, $100 cash prize courtesy of the Reef Radio, $50 gift certificate courtesy of Aquatic Sports Belize Limited, Round Trip ticket for one courtesy of Tropic Air)
*Most Romantic – If I told you submitted by Lynda Quintanilla (Gift from Graniel’s Dreamland, Hol Chan-Shark Ray Alley for two courtesy of White Sands Dive Shop, Lunch for two courtesy of Lily’s Treasure Chest, one Rum Cake courtesy of Rainforest Rumcakes)
*Lobster – Ode to the Lobster submitted by Jill Mirise (Stone Crab Dinner courtesy of Nautica, Snorkel for two courtesy of Ambergris Divers, Round Trip ticket courtesy of SP Belize Express)
*Honorable Mention – Let Love Live submitted by BB Bashing (Sunset Cruise for two courtesy of Seaduced, Dinner for two courtesy of El Divino)
*Honorable Mention – My only profession submitted by Angel Nuñez (Dinner for two courtesy of Portofino, one Rum Cake courtesy of Rainforest Rumcakes,)
The San Pedro Sun thanks all those who took the time to submit their poems, Blue Iguana Grill for hosting the event, prize sponsors who generously donated wonderful gifts for the winners and the readers who continue to make the contest a success year after year.