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Marco Gonzalez Summer Solstice Event Cancelled for 2017

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Press Release – Marco Gonzalez Maya Site – June 19, 2017 – “We just can’t fight Mother Nature. It got us this year,” stated event organizer Jan Brown, Founder/Chairman of the Board for Marco Gonzalez Maya Site Ambergris Caye (MGMSAC), Ltd. “With one tropical depression over the area bringing in unfavorable conditions, and another on its’ heels, I just can’t have the event close enough to the Solstice date to make sense. Maybe we’ll have a “summer festival” instead”.
MGMSAC had scheduled Maya Priest Martin Choc to return from San Marcos area in Toledo to again do the blessing followed by the Yo Creek Masewal Cultural Dance Group to perform the lovely Maya dances. Volunteers were lined up to serve food and beverages as well as provide tour services around the site. “If you went on a tour in the past, you were in for a treat this year to see how it is transformed in many areas due to 360 degree cleaning of many mounds. You can really see the formation of the houses now,” says Ms. Brown. However, the current rain has wet the foliage so much that fires aren’t possible to thwart off the mosquitoes, making the visit uncomfortable at this time.

Thanks go to the 2017 sponsors. We look forward to working with you on another event. Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar, Celi McCorkle, Mahogany Bay Resort, Marin Grocery, Banana Beach, Belize Express Water, Taxi, Ocean Ferry, Giovanni’s Sign, ATM Golf Cart Rentals, Black Orchid Restaurant, Mary Troup Psinka & Karyn Larko, The San Pedro Sun, San Pedro Town Council, NICH & Institute of Archaeology, Dr. Scott Simmons, UNC/Wilmington – Tours, Mario Teul-Tours, Volunteers from SP Leo’s Club and additional persons. Thank you to Jerry Choco and Peter Castro, who worked so hard to get the Site looking so beautiful.

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