Devotees celebrate Santa Maria Inmaculada fiesta at Sugar Dock

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DEVOTEES of Santa Maria Inmaculada celebrated her feast day at Sugar Dock on Tuesday.

The celebration was preceded by a nine-day novena that started on June 29 while the CNMI government leveled the sand on the beach to ensure the safety of beachgoers.

Community volunteer Max Aguon, who regularly maintains the beach area, expressed his gratitude to Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Manuel Pangelinan, Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality Administrator Eli D. Cabrera, Division of Environmental Quality Director Jonathan I. Arriola, and Division of Coastal Resources Management Director Janice E. Castro for granting Aguon a permit to transfer beach sand from the northern portion of the Sugar Dock pavilion.

Devotees of Santa Maria Inmaculada celebrated her  feast day on Tuesday at Sugar Dock Beach.


Community volunteer Max Aguon and a friend pose with the tractor used to level the sand at Sugar Dock Beach. Contributed photos

Aguon also joined the Santa Maria Inmaculada devotees in thanking the following for their assistance and support: Division of Parks and Recreation acting Director Doru Camacho, Marianas Visitors Authority community project manager Martin Duenas, Rudy Camacho, Pete Momo, Jack Camacho, Max Ogo, the Bantalan Boys, Sen. Sixto Igisomar and Lucy Cabrera.

Over the weekend until the day before the fiesta, Aguon said he and fellow volunteer Akiky Alexander also cleaned up  beach areas from San Antonio to Micro Beach.

“People are now using the trash bins,” Aguon said. “I hope they will continue disposing their trash properly.”







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