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Coconut Telefax October 7, 2019

Appreciation Week Offered a Fun Team Bonding Experience

At the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, the sales team was challenged to create a performance, entertaining fellow team members, in honor of Appreciation Week.

The creative bunch, usually in charge of events, weddings, and celebrations, came up with a fun idea, a dunk tank, and scheduled its dozen members on the collapsible hot seat.

The 36 chances to hit the target were raffled off among team members, resulting in 35 aborted attempts to hit the target, but the 36th ball launched by a female front desk agent with an impressive arm resulted in the ball hitting the target and plopping one of the sales team members right in the water.

Then the cheering crowd challenged the general manager to take the seat and risk getting dunked. He answered the challenge like a good sport, but his hopes to remain dry were dashed when the same slugger from the front desk took aim.

Resort team members are the essence of what the Hilton does and carry the largest share of its success, thus Appreciation Week is designed to serve them as a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, besides the obvious fun!

Organized by the Blue Energy Committee, team member activities deliver an engaging agenda as part of the global drive of Blue Energy Culture.


The Kitchen Table Moving to Paradise Beach Resort

The Kitchen Table cooking studio is moving to a new location at Paradise Beach Villas, with plans to open October 29.

There, the 7-8 course gastronomic journey will start with sparkling wine on the patio of Paradise Beach Villas as of 6:45 pm. Around 7:00 pm, guests will be guided to the second-floor dining room for a memorable culinary experience, just above the popular Asi es Mi Peru restaurant.

The concept remains the same and includes extraordinary, elegant, and exquisite dishes from the Caribbean, in addition to Peruvian fusion and international favorites.

With 16 seats, offering flawless hospitality, the restaurant is now accepting reservations, starting October 29, with the exception of Sundays and Mondays, December 25, and January 1.

Phone: +297-5932173


Sgt. Pepper’s Friends…A Great Option for Adoption

You might catch the volunteers of St. Pepper’s Friends walking dogs along the high-rise hotel strip on Palm Beach. The dogs, under the care of Sgt. Pepper’s Friends foundation, spend time with foster families until forever homes are found. Feel free to introduce yourself to the dogs being walked; you might perhaps find one that is just perfect for you and your family.

Sgt. Pepper’s Friends is a non-profit animal rescue organization founded and located in Aruba. Their dogs and cats are available for adoption in the United States, Canada, Aruba, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Every country they add to the list requires careful research, but they hope to open up to families in other countries in the future.

Aruba is a beautiful island; however, the number of neglected and homeless dogs and cats wandering the streets is disturbing. Through donations and the hard work of its volunteers, Sgt. Pepper’s Friends is able to rescue many animals in need.

The goal of the foundation is to find the most suitable family for each individual dog or cat. The foundation also promotes spaying and neutering programs, has built its own shelter, and is working together with other rescue organizations within and outside Aruba.

The group’s precious rescues are all mixed breeds. The dogs are called Aruban Cunucu dogs. Their average weight is about 15-25 kg / 35-55 lbs. They are fast runners, active, loving, and smart.

Social media is Sgt. Pepper’s main resource for finding loving homes for its rescues. Please follow them on Instagram at @sgtpeppersfriends and on Facebook.

Adopting a pet is very rewarding and will enrich your life in countless ways. LOVE is a four-legged word!