Puerto Vallarta firefighters, lifeguards and police took a moment out from putting out flames to sparking fires of their own on Thursday night at Paco’s Ranch at the ‘unveiling’ of the 2018 Heroes 9-1-1 calendar. Over 200 people joined the first-responders to enjoy libations and live entertainment by the Palm Cabaret and Bar’s, Amy Armstrong accompanied by the talented Piel Canela. Sales of dozens of autographed calendars and a generous donation by Jesus Carrera, 50/50 winner, added to the fundraising coffers.
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Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, organizers Tim Longpre and Gary Green, anticipate raising over $400,000 pesos to complement Puerto Vallarta’s emergency services training and equipment. Sponsors for the 9-1-1 calendar include Act II Entertainment, Adam Riemer. Andale’s on the Bay, Apache’s Bistro, Apache’s Martini Bar, Banderas News, Casa Karma, CC Slaughters, Chaz Weathers, Cindy and Bert Ramirez, Dales Duback, Dee’s Coffee, Diana Tours, Dianita’s and La Valentina Restaurant, GayPV Magazine, Incanto, Integra Air, John Osgood, La Margarita Bar , Los Muertos Brewing, Miss Aly´s Boutique, Paco’s Ranch, PVRPV, PVRPV Laundry, Reinas Bar, Rich Kaufman, Royal Albion Property Management, Salud Super Food, Seasons, Steve’s Sport Bar, The Palm, The Property Girl, Wallace R. Demary Jr and Chuck Mallery, and Xocodiva. The calendar production team includes Josef Kandoll, Cergio GonVill, Pablo Corona, John McCloud and Alberto Araiza.
The 14-month calendar, in addition to highlighting the ‘hot’ first-responders, features U.S., Mexican and Canadian holidays is on sale now for just $250 pesos. Calendars are on sale each Saturday at the Olas Altas Saturday Market in Lazaro Cardenas Park and daily (except Sunday) at PVRPV, Lazaro Cardenas 205 in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Additional sales locations will be announced shortly.