As you know the gym was donated to the community by Cyndi Coates and Robert Rhodes, daughter and son-in-law of La Manzanilla resident Cruz. The gym has one fulltime employee, a women named Malena, and several instructors year-round. During the winter there are expats who also teach at the gym. Because of Cyndi and Robert’s continued support, full-time residents can be members of the gym for only 220 pesos a month. Many women and young adults take advantage of the gym, its weights, machines, and classes. It’s been a wonderful addition to the community and given many, women especially, a chance to pursue healthy and fun activities like working out! Many of the women still have to ask permission from their husbands to go to the gym. Because the gym has a good reputation, men feel comfortable letting their wives come and workout. This was not always the case and it took a while for the men to come around. Many of you are probably shaking your heads in disbelief, but as a former instructor at the gym I have firsthand knowledge with this subject!
As you can image, memberships of 220 pesos a month do not cover the cost to keep the gym open, pay the manager, instructors, rent, maintain the equipment, and this year hopefully a new palapa to replace the one damaged by Patricia. But 220 pesos is all many can afford to pay. Hence, we have to have fundraisers to offset the costs. So, after this long prelude here are the details for the Kris Kringle Market.
NEW FOR 2017!
La Manzanilla Kris Kringle Market
At Magnolia’s Kitchen & Drinks
We are mixing it up for 2017!
The 11th Annual Holiday Fundraiser
All have the opportunity to participate, use your imagination and show off your talents in producing and creating your own unique Holiday-themed items such as Christmas ornaments or decorations, gift baskets, cookies, chocolates and even Christmas Trees!
The decorated items will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in a highly competitive silent auction.
Get into the holiday mood and kick-off the winter season at a fun-filled silent auction featuring handcrafted holiday themed goodies.
Date: Friday, December 15
6:00-7:30pm Party, appetizers, libations and silent auction
7:15 Auction closes, last bidder grab your sheets and pay for your items!
Food service closes at 7:30, bar remains open.
Where: Magnolia’s Kitchen & Drinks
On the south side of La Manzanilla’s Jardin
Cost: 100 pesos- includes hearty appetizers and desserts
If you are donating a decorated item, please have it delivered to Magnolia’s on Friday, Dec 15th between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Registration Deadline: Monday, December 11. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need lighting please bring an extension cord.
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