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Bid for Education…New Items Online!

Posted by La Catalina Educ. Foundation on February 2, 2010, 11:05 am

The bidding is on to support education in La Manzanilla! Be sure to check out these new items and GET A BARGAIN on meals at great local restaurants, stays luxury hotels & resorts in the Costa Alegre, spa treatments at La Manzanilla’s new Spacifico, original art by local artists, an assortment of useful services, and more!

Click on the link below the item category to enter your promised bid amount:

New Art Items:
“Desfile” Original Watercolor by Linda Kauffmann
"La Hija de Efren" Original Oil on Canvas by Mary Jo Oberg
"The Old Man" Acrylic Painting by Gabriela de la Vega
Original Rooster Painting by Nancy Tahoe Lynch
"Ofrendas de Ajijic" Signed Print by J.V. Lopez Vega

New Hotel Stays:
2 Night/3 Day Stay in Superior Room for 2 persons at Grand Bay Hotel with 1 round of 18-hole golf for 1 person
3 day/2 night Stay for 2 persons at Careyes Condominium (donated by Ginny Lasater)
3 day/2 night stay at CocoCabanas for 2 people (in Barra de Navidad)
2 night Stay at Hotel Puesta del Sol in La Manzanilla

New Restaurants/Dining Certificates:
La Manzanilla:
Dinner for 6 at Dinner for Six with Marcia Grothe at Casa Live, Love and Laugh
Lunch or Dinner for 4 at Martin's Restaurant
"Pancakes on the Patio"-- Pancake Breakfast for 8 people with Ron Stock & Claire Lam
Coupon for 300 pesos at Figaro's Italian Restaurant
Dinner for 2 at Restaurant Jesus, Maria y Jose
Mexican Dinner for 2 Persons at Lety Requena's "Guacamole" Restaurant
Dinner for 2 at Quetzal Restaurant
Breakfast or Lunch at Quinta Valentina
A Meal for 2 at "Mi Casita Restaurant” (donated by Martha Martinez)
Barra de Navidad:
Dinner for 4 at CocoCabanas Restaurant

New Services Certificates:
Lawrence Landscape Services Consulting and Gardening (4 hours) – donated by Larry Segall
Concert tickets for 4 persons to String Quartet St. Petersburg (Bellas Artes del Pacifico)
Sea to Sierra Adventure Tours-1,000 pesos gift certificate
Interpretive Mangrove Birding Tour for 2 persons donated by Dave Collins of Tierralegre, A.C.

New Health & Spa Certificates:
Spa Treatments at Spacifico (donated by Dean & Daniela)
Relaxing Massage with Exfoliation (donated by Lorena Sandoval at "Yemaya" Beauty Shop)
Pedicure & Manicure by Alma Garcia

Bidding closes on Friday, February 12th so don’t delay and post your bid now! To donate an item for the online or “A Night under the Stars” 6th annual auction and party or for general questions, please contact Julie or Liz at 351-5362 or email us at:


How La Catalina Educational Foundation, with the help of all of its local supporters, is helping in La Manzanilla….

Since 2003, LCEF has served 500 youth and 140 adults (roughly 50% of La Manzanilla’s population) through free/subsidized educational and professional development programs. To date, 22 programs have been offered to the community. 130 to 240 youth annually have received weekly English classes with native English speaking volunteers in the local schools for 8 consecutive years. Manage scholarship program for 7 youth attending high school in Jalisco and 1 university student studying law at University of Londres (Queretaro Campus).

Recent Accomplishments:

Constructed first classroom for the Costa Alegre Educational Center project (2008) where local kids attend after school art, English, dance and literacy classes & adults take English classes; featured in Guadalajara Reporter for innovative initiatives (2004-present); honored by Jalisco’s Secretary of Education (2003-present); awarded fiscal sponsorship and partnering with Seattle-based non-profit, Teachers Without Borders ( (2009-present).

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