Thursday, August 27th, 2015. BMG: Captain of The Zone 4 Benque Viejo Neighborhood Watch Group Sam Bruce hosted the eighth annual Summer Camp at Sam’s Community Park from August 17-21, open to all area children and held all week from 8:30 am to noon daily.
The children received free of charge instruction and participation in various arts and crafts. The children also enjoyed football, volleyball as well as use of playground equipment including swings and slides and use of the club-house.
Bruce got help from volunteers, sponsors, and the Benque Police Department. Guest speakers included Deputy O/C Insp. Stanley Bowden, Cpl. McNeil on domestic violence issues, Armando Chulin on patriotism and a statement in the closing ceremony by Cpl. Joshua McKoy, which is also Belize’s first recipient of “GREAT” International Training program Certification.
With an initial registration limit of 50, the ranks swelled daily until an aggregate total of more than 500 willing participates attended, with great strain on resources as all was donated by the organizer, Mr. Bruce, and community businesses based on 250 total attendances.
Refreshments were provide to all including juice, snacks, chips and water as well as a graduation day lunch handed out by SC Philip Swaso and Sgt. Amilcar Milian. Prizes were awarded for perfect attendance and for correct answers to questions pertaining to the guest speaker’s statements.
Graduation Day included an educational speech on the Belize maps & patriotism by Armando Chulin, a drill presentation by the Youth Cadets and certificates of attendance to all participants, children, police, youth cadets and parents as well as others in attendance.
Volunteers included professional Teacher Mrs Isela Tesucum & quadrant leader, Teacher assistants; Ms. Carmita Harris. Didi Can, Ret. Teacher Armando Chulin, Milton V. Sandoval, Luis Lisbey, Amin Avilez. Parents; Vilma Can, Lidia Bradley, Zeny Villalta, Ami Moralez, Linita Trujillo.
Police officers; SC Philip Swaso, Sgt. Amilcar Milian, Cpl. Nessie McNiel, Deputy O/C Insp. Stanley Bowden, and Cpl. Joshua McKoy.
Bruce thanks the following sponsors for this year’s event: Customs Dept. Western Border, Uno Gas station, Atlantic Bank, Reimer’s Feed Mill, Caribbean Chicken, Econo Diesel, FTC, Ceiba Realty, Benque Police sub formation, BRC, Zhen’s Supermarket, Harry Moreno – Home Protector Insurance, Country Meats, Western Dairies, Universal Hardware,
New Flags Supermarket, Benque Hardware, Caribbean Tire, Tire Depot, De Xin Grocery, Long Lucky Supermarket, Yan Store, Wendy’s Pharmacy, Alex Store, Rocky’s shop, Terry Store, Benny Superstore, Jimmy’s restaurant, Long Lucky Restaurant, David’s super store, Lin’s Supermarket, Raun’s Store,
Xu Guan Qi Chinese Restaurant, Huyong supermarket, Dra. Lesbia Cocom, Benque Resort & Spa, Central American Realty, Tres Fuego’s Coffee.
Vega’s Distributing, ICB insurance, Simon Store, Lucky’s store, Country Supplies, Crown Jewelry & Pawn Shop.
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