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By José Antonio Pérez
Last Saturday’s Festival de Mariscos “Fish Bowl” Seafood Fest, put on by the local Rotary Club in conjunction with artisans of the Mermaid’s Market, successfully raised important funds for Rotary’s ongoing projects across town while drawing the attention and interest of many!
María Dolores “Loly” Monteverde Sesma, President of the CR Mar de Peñasco, A.C. Rotary Club, detailed numbers for the day pointed to over 500 attendees who were able to enjoy seafood samples from 15 area restaurants, as well as dishes prepared by the Dialysis Center, and culinary students from both CEUNO and UTPP, along with art.
Though final fundraising numbers were still being tallied, Loly expressed the event met its goal in providing a platform for many area restaurants, teaming up with the Mermaids Market to promote artists, and offering a variety of raffle packages from local and regional donors. She noted funds raised from this Rotary event are to be put back into service projects that range from the club level to larger district and global grants.
The 2017-2018 Puerto Peñasco Rotary president highlighted this 1st Festival de Mariscos “Fish Bowl” surpassed expectations by over 50%, which in turn will translate into social service projects in and for the community of Puerto Peñasco. A small sign of such efforts could be seen at the entrance to Shrimp Park on Saturday afternoon when entering from Blvd. Fremont, where Monteverde Sesma had already put work into “patching” an area to ensure handicap access to the park – which had been completed just the night before the event!
Thank you to the 2018 Fish Bowl participating restaurants & culinary students! CEUNO, Puesta del Sol Restaurant, El Tapeo, Blue Marlin, Unidad de Hemodialisis, Shark Bite, Colin’s Cantina, El Buzo, Jerry’s Banquetes, Al Capone’s Seafood & Pizzeria, Mariscos el Malecón, Don Julio, Mare Blu, UTPP culinary school, and desserts by Coffee Point!
Thank you to all our raffle sponsors! Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort, Playa Bonita, Sonoran Sky, FMI Rentals, Mexican Moonshine, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Four Peaks Brewery, Dr. George & Susie Stavros, Mercedes Rústicos, Tony Ballesteros, Russ Black, The Links golf course @ Las Palomas Golf & Beach Resort, Naomi Black of SeaDebris, EcoFun Rentals, BooBar, Don Julio, Mare Blu, Ideas Unique Gifts, Strauss Detalles, Sushi Sun, FIT health foods, Candy Cake, Contadores Nuños y Asociados, RockyPoint360.com, Shark Bite, Tekila Bar, Satisfied Frog, Blue Marlin, Julio Meza shell art, Recoveco, Mapy’s entertainment, Gretel Estética, Baúl de Magda, Optica Turati, Rocky Imports, Lucy Spa, Cofrecito, Yessica Ávila, Dr. Socorro Villarreal, La Belle at Coffee Point and Café de Colima.
Thanks for the great entertainment! Los Hijos de Mauricio, Richard Scott, and Stacey Joy Music!
The CR Mar de Peñasco A.C. Rotary Club meets Wednesdays, 8 a.m. at Don Julio restaurant in the Old Port. Find them on Facebook at: Club Rotario Mar de Peñasco or online at www.clubrotariopuertopenasco.com