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Pelada’s Fiestas Raised Little Money for Water Connections

By Pinar Istek

Photos by Pinar Istek
Leo McBride, 13, catches the pig during the greasy pig run Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Pelada Beach. Immediately after the run, McBride grabbed his surfboard and ran into the ocean.

Covered in mud and grease, after chasing a pig inside a small ring, Leo McBride, 13, said, “when you pick it up it is like a slimy like a slug.” It took him 46 seconds to catch the pig, one second longer than his competitor Eliecer Brenes, 11.

He didn’t care about his score, though. “I don’t know (how long it took me). All I know is I am gonna go jump in the ocean,” whereas some other competitors kept jumping and rolling in the mud after their turn while the pig was resting.

Greasy pig run with the participation of four children was only one of the many activities at the first Pelada Summer Fair held February 15-17. Although, it was still the most popular activity of the summer fair, trampoline, discomovil, karaoke and exotic girls show, which was essentially a comedy performance where men dressed as women and acted out like exotic dancers, were also amongst activities organized by the Association of Neighbors of Playa Pelada.

Bao, a typical Nicaraguan dish made of meat, yuca and vegetables wrapped in banana leaves, was a surprise item in the fair menu for the visitors. Additionally, other fair classics like empanadas, ceviche, BBQ, fish tacos, chicken and rice were served along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The association doesn’t have the exact number of attendees, however, according to Harry Duarte Rojas, president of the Association of Neighbors, Saturday February 16 stood out as the most crowded day.

The fair was essentially a fundraiser to help families of Pelada inside the Ostional Refuge to pay for their water hookup fees.

According to Duarte Rojas, 345.000 colones ($690) was collected during the fiestas, which represent a 10% of the total amount the 36 families need to pay for their water hookups. Each family must pay to the Nosara Beach Water Board the regular fee of 93,635 colones each ($187.25). Duarte hopes to receive more donations.

Geraldin Barquero, 17, left, and Leonel Chavez Suazo, 13 put more grease on the pig before the run Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Pelada Beach.

One of the two pigs is held in a bag while the other one is being greased inside the ring before the greasy pig run Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Pelada Beach.

Duglas Obando, 10, holds on to the ring  while another waiting for the pigs to rest during the greasy pig run Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Pelada Beach.

Pedro Antonio, 9, poses for a portrait after the greasy pig run Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Pelada Beach.

Geraldin Barquero, 17, left, and Leonel Chavez Suazo, 13, try to tie a pig during a greasy pig run Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2013 at Pelada Beach. The pig was owned by Barquero's older sister and she was helping with the ring and greasing the pig.

Photo by Andrea Barquero


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