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Award ceremony to folklore practitioners and other talented Panamanians by Melo


[The event opened with a group playing tropical music.]

The event opened with a group playing tropical music.


[Next, a group of mimes entertained the audience with their tricks.]

Next, a group of mimes entertained the audience with their tricks.


[Mega Huevo, a character advocating the health benefits of eggs, showed up in the celebration.]

Mega Huevo, a character advocating the health benefits of eggs, showed up in the celebration.


[These young decima singers from Darien participated in the event.]

These young decima singers from Darien participated in the event.


[Kids in the audience enjoyed the tricks of this magician.]

Kids in the audience enjoyed the tricks of this magician.


[After the initial block of performances, the award ceremony for students supported by Melo Group began.]

After the initial block of performances, the award ceremony for students supported by Melo Group began.


[This young lady is also a student supported by Melo. The award is given to her by Mrs. Simons, an engineering manager from the company.]

This young lady is also a student supported by Melo. The award is given to her by Mrs. Simons, an engineering manager from the company.


[Our folk music was present as Juan Andres Castillo, Efrain Gutierrez and Toñito Rudas performed and received their awards.]

Our folk music was present as Juan Andres Castillo, Efrain Gutierrez and Toñito Rudas performed and received their awards.


[Delicious and nutritive Melo products were distributed among the attendees.]

Delicious and nutritive Melo products were distributed among the attendees.


[Young students Juan Diego Cedeno and Diego Alejandro Cedeno were distinguished for earning bronze medals in an international mathematics tournament.]

Young students Juan Diego Cedeno and Diego Alejandro Cedeno were distinguished for earning bronze medals in an international mathematics tournament.


[Mr. Pastor Perea, an athlete and community leader, was another of the award receivers.]

Mr. Pastor Perea, an athlete and community leader, was another of the award receivers.


[Mr. Carl Simons, a paralympic, athlete was awarded by Melo for his distinguished representation of Panama in several events.]

Mr. Carl Simons, a paralympic, athlete was awarded by Melo for his distinguished representation of Panama in several events.


[Another paralympic athlete awarded by Melo was Desiree Aguilar.]

Another paralympic athlete awarded by Melo was Desiree Aguilar.


[The young entrepreneurs from Fortaleza Tours also received awards in the event.]

The young entrepreneurs from Fortaleza Tours also received awards in the event.


[Dr. Alberto Taylor Blake, a professor and researcher in botany, also received an award from the hands of Mr. Raul Estribi, from Melo.]

Dr. Alberto Taylor Blake, a professor and researcher in botany, also received an award from the hands of Mr. Raul Estribi, from Melo.


[Romel Lopez, who won the accordion contest at Guararé, also received an award by Melo.]

Romel Lopez, who won the accordion contest at Guararé, also received an award by Melo.


[Edgar Dutary, a young musician, was awarded by Melo, represented by Mr. Luis Castroverde.]

Edgar Dutary, a young musician, was awarded by Melo, represented by Mr. Luis Castroverde.


[Another musician, Dante Batista, received a prize during the event. Melo representative, Mr. Victor Zarate, handed him the award.]

Another musician, Dante Batista, received a prize during the event. Melo representative, Mr. Victor Zarate, handed him the award.


[Fundacion Latinos, a non-profit organization, was also distinguished for its social work.]

Fundacion Latinos, a non-profit organization, was also distinguished for its social work.


[The current Juglares lineup joined young accordion player Romel Lopez.]

The current Juglares lineup joined young accordion player Romel Lopez.


[The Polyphonic Choir of Panama performed for the audience at the end of the event.]

The Polyphonic Choir of Panama performed for the audience at the end of the event.


[A folk dance group closed the event. They were joined at the stage by the Melo team.]

A folk dance group closed the event. They were joined at the stage by the Melo team.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2016-10-23

The World Egg Day is a celebration honoring the most nutritive food after maternal milk, the egg. It is held on the second Friday of October. In Panama, Melo Group, the leading producer of eggs, organizes a very nice event to mark the day.

This year, the event included an award ceremony for distinguished Panamanians from different fields. The event was held on October the 14th at El Dorado Commercial Center, and the outstanding citizens were:

Juan Andres Castillo, folklore practitioner
Efraín Gutiérrez, folklore practitioner
Antonio De La Cruz Rudas, folklore practitioner
Elisa de Céspedes, folklore practitioner
Romel López, young accordion player
Edgar Dutary, young musician
Dante Batista, young musician
Fortaleza Tours, young community leaders
Alberto Taylor Blake, PhD in Botany
Pastor Perea, athlete and community leader
Carl Simons, paralympic athlete
Desiree Aguilar, paralympic athlete
Diego Alejandro Cedeño, medalist in an international math contest
Juan Diego Cedeño, medalist in an international math contest
Fundación Latidos, non-profit organization

Congratulations for these outstanding citizens of Panama. We encourage them to keep doing their best for the good our society. Many thanks to Melo Group, a company that is always interested in the wellbeing of its home community.


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