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This afternoon at the Town Hall, a diverse selection of individuals who have impacted Orange Walk one way or the other were acknowledged for their contributions to the community. From medical officials, to business persons to historians, it was an event organized by the Town Council. Our team was there and bring you this report.

10633852_540220982777813_4821241512404664255_oMaria Novelo – Reporting

This is the second year that the Orange Walk Town Council has acknowledged individuals for exemplary efforts demonstrating creativity, vision, leadership, and citizenship by providing service to programs and activities that positively impact the welfare of the Orange Walk community.

Johnny Briceno – Guest Speaker

“I know that most of the work that you do you do it from your heart, is something that you love doing, serving the people of this town and by extension our country and so I want to congratulate each and every one of you it is an award that you deserve and award that you have worked for but as you have pointed out that it is not an award that you expected because it is something that you do from your heart.”

23 men and women from various sectors who have served the community as medical professionals, the media, business leaders, philanthropists and volunteers were honoured and they too appreciated the gesture.

Arcelia Leiva- Awardee

“I feel so honoured to be here at this Town Hall where I have worked here for thirteen years from downstairs I saw the building of this and I participated in the building of this upstairs and I had cherished moments that I had in this building so it is precious for me this celebration.”

Mr. Ricardo Alcoser Jr- Awardee

“It’s very great that the town council starts to do stuff like these and acknowledge and as for my side I don’t really want the recognition or deserve the recognition, all I know that I am doing my part for the community, the community knows what is being done and they will in turn want to take part in making a difference in the community and my award is basically for all the scouts that we have here in Orange Walk.”

Ramon Muchi Cervantes Jr.- Received Award For His Late Father

“Thank heart fully his lordship the Mayor and his council for giving such great acknowledgement for my late father and I thank all of you too for your contribution to this town because it is because of your contribution that you have been given these awards and it speaks a lot of our town and of our community that together we can accomplish a lot.”


Kevin Bernard – Mayor, OWTC

“This is something that we would want to do every year and we would hope that any future council as well will continue this type of trend because it is important for us to be able to look into our community, there is a lot of people that do a lot of good things, you don’t have to be a politician to do good things but you can do good things for your community because for example and I will use your mom as an example; she takes her time focus on training people and these things goes a long way because these people can then become self-employed in some area that they would have learned and then you have other that contributed to sports, you have people that have assisted in health and so we felt that it is important to recognise these people today.”

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