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Flamingo/Potrero News

The Playa Flamingo community rallied together once again to help ensure that we keep our Ecological Blue Flag award by holding a beach cleanup June 18. The Blue Flag Committee enlisted the aid of students from Potrero and La Paz schools, and local businesses and hotels supplied the labor and trucks. Thanks go to refuse collection company SAG for promptly picking up and disposing of the trash collected, and to Pat Brady and Ron Shaver for organizing the event, with special thanks to Ron for once again providing hot dogs and refreshments for the student volunteers.

Another example of a community working together for the greater good is taking place in Playa Potrero right now. With the money raised at the last fiesta, the townspeople decided to purchase grass and fencing for the soccer field. The people of Potrero are contributing the labor. It is inspiring to know that at one time or other, just about every man, woman and child has done his or her part. The culmination of all this hard work will be the inauguration tomorrow. Starting at noon, there will be soccer games, karaoke, lots of great food and even a game between Playa Potrero and the national soccer champions, Liberia Mía, which will take place at about 3 p.m.

Hope Harless and friends are celebrating their graduation from St. Paul’s and UMS-Wright high schools in Mobile, Alabama. The group is being hosted by Hope’s parents, Jamie and Sjon, who are arranging lots of outings, including sailing, canopy tours and, of course, fishing on the Plautus or another of the family’s Billfish Safari boats. Congratulations to these graduates, each of whom has earned entrance to an Ivy League university in the United States.

Don’t forget the traditional Fourth of July party at the Mariner Inn. The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. with the music of Don Carlos and Dave, and hosts Larry and Lin Barrows will once again be treating everyone to a spectacular fireworks display.

A Tree Planting Day is being planned at Hacienda Pinilla for July 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. The goal is to plant between 75 and 100 native species at the Beach Club entrance. The price of $15 includes a tree, nameplate, shirt and digital photograph. For more information, call 2681-4318 or e-mail

–Marie Yates


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