November 22, 2006, vol xii, number 11
Ag Fair Serves up Fun I
Top: Participants from t. Kitts at their display table at the
St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Bottom:
( 1,,,. I, Leonardposes near a bunch of bananas while hold-
ing a bottle of honey produced by the bees that he raises.
An estimated 5,000 people attended the St. Thomas/St.
John Agriculture and Food Fair held Nov. 18 and 19. About 60
booths lined with everything from food, to produce, to arts
and crafts occupied the grounds of the University of the Vir-
gin Islands Reichhold Center for the Arts for the fair. The
theme for this year's fair was "Food and Agriculture: A Per-
fect Mix for 2006."
The petting zoo was a big hit with children and adults
alike. People came from near and far to participate in the fair,
with a group coming from St. Kitts. That group sold every-
thing from pepper sauce, to cassava bread, to sarsaparilla -
and of course the country's trademark sugar.
The big prizes of Farmers of the Year were awarded.
Michael Bryan was named crop farmer of the year. Leslie
Todman was named livestock farmer of the year. Student
essay winners were Ronald Williams and Lauren Liburd, in
first and second place respectively. For a complete list ofAg
Fair winners visit the UVI website at www.uvi.edu.
Empress Jeanille (left)
of MTV's Caribbean
music channel Tempo
poses with UVI's
Cherly Roberts at the
St. Croix campus'
"Down on the Cor-
ner" event a day be-
fore the Tempo Turns
1 Birthday Bash.
Tempo Turns One ...
and Turns Up on Campus
While the Virgin Islands were gearing up for what per-
haps was the biggest concert to hit the territory, UVI was
right in the mix. When the hosts of Tempo were on St.
Croix for the Tempo Turns 1 Birthday Bash they stopped
by the UVI campus for a 'lime' at "Down on the Comer,"
the campus' monthly first Friday event that was held
VJ's Empress Jeanille, Dahved Levy and Hector Lin-
coln greeted students, signed autographs and posed for pic-
tures with students and staff. Tempo's Founder and Chief
Executive Officer Frederick Morton a Crucian was
also on hand. The Student Activities Office raffled free
tickets and sold discounted student tickets. UVI and the
Reichhold Center for the Arts were two of the sponsors of
the Nov. 4 Tempo Turns 1 Birthday Bash.
Nov. 22 ArcheryTournament STX
Nov. 23-25 Paradise Jam Tournament STT
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day -- UVI Closed
Nov. 24 Fortsberg Day -- UVI Closed
Dec. 2 UVI Christmas Concert STT
Dec. 8-9 Woodworkers Expo STT
UVI to Play Mas
for Festival 2007
It's going to be 'mas' for the 2007 Crucian Christmas
Festival when the UVI troupes come up the road. UVI stu-
dents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are welcome to join
the UVI's entry in the adult's parade. Based on the theme
"Playing Mas: From Many Cultures, One Virgin Islands," the
troupe will feature three sections that depict how the people
of St. Croix have played mas throughout the centuries. Regis-
tration, which covers the cost of the costume, is $135 for UVI
students and $165 for non-UVI students. An "early bird" spe-
cial price of $100 for UVI students and $135 for non-students
is available to those who sign-up by Dec. 11.
Meanwhile, registration is under way for the first annual
4-H Crucian Christmas Festival Troupe. The UVI Coopera-
tive Extension Service 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences
Program sponsors the troupe for children ages 6-12. All chil-
dren wishing to take part in a wholesome, fun and age-appro-
sample from one
of the three sec-
tions of UVI's
entry. To view
sketches of all of
visit the UVI
private troupe are welcome to join. The deadline for the 4-H
Troupe registration is Dec. 1.
To register, or for more information about UVI's adult's
parade entry, call 692-4188 or 692-4023 or register on-line at
www.uvi.edu. To register, or for more information about UVI's
children's parade entry, call 692-4087 or 692-4084. The
children's parade is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 5, and the adult's
parade for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
Expo to Feature V.l.'s Finest Woodturners
Dressers, dining room tables, spoons, pens, sculptures,
carvings and much more all made by hand using wood -
will be on display at the first annual "Virgin Islands Wood-
workers Expo" at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St.
Thomas. This one-of-a-kind event will feature crafts by some
of the finest woodworkers in the territory. The pieces will be
on display and some will be for sale. Demonstrations will be
made by master woodworkers including Avelino Samuel of
St. John, Afreekan Southwell of St. Thomas and Bien Brignoni
of St. Croix.
The expo opens at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8; and 10 a.m. on
Dec. 9. There will be a special showing forjunior and senior
high school carpentry, woodworking and art vocational classes
at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8. Admission to all sessions is free. For
more information call 693-1083.
The Expo is sponsored by the UVI Cooperative Exten-
sion Service in partnership with the West Indian Company
Limited, VI Resource Conservation and Development Coun-
cil, Inc., the VI Council on the Arts and the National Endow-
ment for the Arts.
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FAX: (340) 693-1055
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