It’s been about a week since our lives in Rocky Point were sent into a tailspin as both the State of Sonora and the local administration launched preventive health campaigns in an effort to combat Covid-19 – #QuedateEnCasa (Stay at Home) and “Fuerza Peñasco” (Peñasco Strong). One by one, local businesses first announced reduced hours, then movie theaters and bars closed, along with several restaurants. Still, a number of spots continue to offer dining opportunities via take-out or curbside pick-up, and even some with limited and socially distant seating.
Ongoing restaurant updates (as info becomes available): #ConsumeLocal #SupportLocalBusiness
We look out at the nearly empty streets and beaches of Puerto Peñasco at a time between Spring Break and Semana Santa that would usually be anticipating the arrival of thousands of visitors. Yet, as for so many across the globe, we are caught in a daze though with an urging almost blinding need to react. Local organizations, churches, institutions, city offices, and individuals are looking for ways to help the community for what will be the short-, mid-, and long-term. Here are some ways you can be involved:
DIF – “En Peñasco le damos lata al Covid-19” Non-perishable food drive for the elderly – Staff from DIF will pick up items from your home so you don’t need to go out. Call 383-6145 8 am – 6 pm
AIM Peñasco / Steps of Love – In response to these unprecedented times, the educational program is shifting their focus to providing basic needs for families through food items and educational packets. This coordinated effort with the local Lion’s Club seeks to expand the ability to offer food options throughout the community. More information here: AIM Peñasco Plan for Support
Rotary Club of Puerto Peñasco (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) – In anticipating the dire need for material within the health care sector, the local Rotary Club is examining several options to provide appropriate masks for community health centers, the General Hospital, and other health care facilities as able. For more information or to see how you can help, please contact the Rotary Club via Facebook at Club Rotario Mar de Peñasco email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centro Comunitaria Palabras de Esperanza (Col. San Rafael) Food assistance for 40 families that normally would receive through State DIF programs.
Please note cancellations / postponements / etc. on the following activities & events:
Friday Seashell Museum – Closed until further notice www.seashellmuseum.com
El Tapeo Paint & Sip Sundays – postponed until further notice
Boxing Night “Puños Fuertes” – To be rescheduled possibly late May
Funkalicious Beach Volleyball (April 3-5) cancelled
Pirate & Mermaid’s Extravaganza (April 4) cancelled
Charanga Soap Box Derby (April 4) postponed to later date
Young Life Fundraising gala & golf weekend (April 17 – 18) cancelled
CBSC Annual Fishing Derby (postponed until further notice)
Rocky Point Triathlon (May 2nd) *Registration postponed for the moment
5 de mayo Regatta – cancelled
Circus Mexicus (June 4 – 7) * “We understand the event requires a lot of travel for many of you. We are keeping an eye on the situation everyday, and if any changes need to be made or if we need to reschedule, we will make an announcement NO LATER than April 27. That will still allow you plenty of time to cancel condo reservations or other travel plans and get refunds. Until then, please continue to book your reservations at www.casago.com and www.laspalomasresort.net. Lineups and ticket info can be found at circusmexicus.net.