Afternoon on the Green
ST. THOMAS – Despite overcast skies and intermittent showers, the sun made its appearance and so did a crowd on March 9, to enjoy the food, fun, and entertainment.
The University of the Virgin Islands and Virgin Islands Lottery presented Afternoon on the Green’s 25th anniversary themed 25 Shades of Green, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course.
This annual “friend raiser” brought hundreds of people to the university for family fun and entertainment. The event is centered around local chefs preparing their favorite dishes for tasting, and charging $3 to taste.
The 2013 road-march winners Spectrum Band provided musical entertainment while Tony T of 105 JAMZ hosted the event.
On center stage, the Miss UVI, Carnival Queen and Carnival Princess contestants paraded pageantry as they introduced themselves to the crowd. The newly-crowned Miss Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School made her first public appearance after winning her title the night before.
“Through our ongoing community outreach initiatives, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority presented electric safety through its power-town display,” Linda Ritter, communications assistant said.
Shawn Rawlins, IARA investigator, displayed electrical safety and power line safety, such as lines through trees, safety around down power lines and pad mount transformers.
There were also a number other organizations and departments with displays and presentations for visitors to view. UVI also had a strong presence at the Afternoon on the Green. The Center for Student Success, Access and Enrollment Services and the College and Liberal Arts were a few of the departments present.
The university’s Nursing Association had a popular display that promoted awareness of common illnesses such as high blood pressure.
They also offered free testing for glucose, blood sugar and weight.