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Muelle Market

Muelle Market

Two more markets this month.  This makes a total of 6 markets for the season. You have all been very generous with your donated beans and rice for the families along with other donations. There have been raffles all season thanks to the vendors and a special wall hanging done by Andrea’s mom.  The tickets were on sale for 4 markets and the draw finally occurred. Here is the delighted winner Betty Barton, winner of the wall hanging with Andrea And then the final one on March...

Bingo Is Almost Done

Thanks to everyone who came out to bingo and enjoyed themselves.  The photos are great!  Thanks to Wayne for taking the pix. Thanks to Karen for calling the numbers this week and Austin who kept track of everyone. Kathy and Lorraine continued to do a stand-up job. KarenAustin and KathyLorraine JuleeSusanRosieBruceLorrieCathySandyDavidLorraine and EsauAnnHeleneKathyLindaLorettaKathy March 13th bingo games Part of the teamLorraineJackie,Pauline and AustinLorraine and JackieThe groupLindaRebeccaLewisJanLindaSandySusanLorraine,Pauline and KathyDianeDiane picking the 50/50 winnerDavidLindaWayneBarbBarb wins the...

2019 House Tour

The House Tour was a huge success.  Over 300 tickets were sold and the proceeds from the tour and raffle . It was gratefully appreciated to all folks who generously made donations for the raffle, helped sell tickets, organize the combi rides and took photos and helped make this event memorable! Here are a few photos of some of the sites. PROGRESO/CHICXULUB HOME TOUR A GREAT SUCCESS! More than 300 people toured through 9 homes in Progreso and Chicxulub, as well as  the Soup Kitchen Community Garden on Saturday, March 2. The event, a benefit for the New Progreso Apoyo Program and the Chicxulub Food Bank was enjoyed by both home visitors and the home owners themselves. The Home Tour started and ended at La Cola del Cocodrilo, and a raffle of many interesting items, including original art, helped raise additional funds. More than 160 people used taxis organized by local taxi driver Omar Tuien to shuttle them between the homes. The money raised will be used the new Progreso Apoyo Program to help re-start the Program, now under new leadership, and help the Chicxulub Food Bank continue to provide vital services to low-income families of...
March 2019 Dispensa

March 2019 Dispensa

The March dispensa went well.  All but 3 of the 39 families turned out and collected the dispensa as well as an extra item.  There were lots of laughter and greetings by everyone.  It was the final dispensa for many of the volunteers.  The exodus to northern climes is on the...
San Joachim Nursing Home

San Joachim Nursing Home

The crowning of the king and queen of Carnaval at the Albergue was Saturday at 1:30 pm in the auditorium. It’s always a fun event.and this year was no different. Benito and Sofia were this year’s dignataries.  Benito and SofiaBenitoSofia and Benito 2019Ricardo and 2014 Senior’s Queen 2019Rosie 2015 The Mens’ group has been busy all season scraping, sealing and painting Seven new dressers were delivered this week for the women’s dorm (which makes a total of nine this year), but they require some varnish with a touch of stain. Ixmael wants to spray them with insecticide prior to doing the varnish, to maximize their life. Many thanks to the JeunEspoir group for this purchase. Bob is looking into purchasing cat traps to control the number of strays that inhabit the complex. The exercise group has been getting together every week to exercise and interact with the residents. Much fun is had by all. They love playing with noodles and balloons! From Paula, our wonderful leader…..and a special thank you from me. To all my great volunteers,  Thank you for being there for the residents,  for each other and for me.  Some days it was too cold and the residents didn’t want to exercise; now it’s too hot and very few come.  I did say to Pauline, Scarlet and Lorrie and Ken  there would be a class next Tuesday the 19 of March but there will not be a class. I might go in one day to visit and talk to people, maybe throw a ball in the front rooms,  but i won’t be doing a class.  For those returning home soon,...

San Joachim Nursing Home

Playing ballExercisingGroup from Tennessee The residents had a fun morning on Jan. 22nd.  Dayday and her group from Tennessee came for an hour of exercising Everyone enjoyed their time here. The mens’group has been busy with their list of activities from Hermana Aurelia. She likes the softer yellow color that was completed on the two lower walls. She is pleased with the newer, brighter look of the courtyard. Ixmael has been busy this week repairing the cement work on the upper floors. He has done a great job of chipping out the loose concrete and replacing it with fresh smooth filler. So this Tuesday our main job will be to scrape and seal the 3 upper levels. The two door repairs will continue, the one in the tv room, and the other in the outside bodega. There is a mattress stand to be built in the bodega, and if we have lots of manpower, there is plenty of yard cleanup to complete. Here is the initial colour. WayneJames Last week we scraped and sealed the upper three levels of the courtyard, and cleaned up in the backyard area. This week we’ll be painting those upper three walls of the courtyard area. More work on repairing doors and outdoor cleaning will continue depending on manpower. Cheers, See you at 9 am. Last week we finished painting the upper level of the west courtyard, the top three feet of the east courtyard wall, the entranceway, and the north end wall. Serge stained the main frame and salvaged trim for the screen door he is building. Some yard cleaning was completed. Ixmael...