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Festival Committee Announces Parade Winners, Road March Champion

Jan. 9, 2007 — The Crucian Christmas Festival Committee on Monday announced the winners of the Festival parades and the road march champions.
In the Children's parade, the St. Croix Majorettes won top honors in their category, and for floupes over 50, "Coming From the Orient" by the Alexander Henderson Elementary School captured the No. 1 spot. The best float was given to the Lew Muckle Elementary School for its rendition of "Celebrating our Heritage."
The Ricardo Richards Elementary School took double honors with its Pan Connection Steel Orchestra and mocko jumbies winning first place in their respective categories.
The Gentlemen of Jones swept away with first place for its "Pirates" floupe, while J&J Fun Troupe took first place in troupes over 100. Other winners included Lockhart and Associates, Sparkle Lite Twirlers, Guardians of Our Culture mocko jumbies, and the St. Croix West End Masqueraders.
The new road march champion is the World Famous Xpress Band, with its song "Bandana," which had crowds of people in the parades and j'ouvert waving colored bandanas high into the air.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Children's Parade

Majorettes
First Place – St. Croix Majorettes
Second Place – Sparkle Lite Twirlers
Third Place – Twin City Twirlers

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Troupe (under 50)
First Place – "Coming from the Orient" — Alexander Henderson Elementary School
Second Place – "Tribal Unity" — John H. Woodson Junior High School

Float
First Place – "Celebrating Our Heritage" — Lew Muckle Elementary School

Floupe (Over 50)
First Place – "Celebrating our Sweet Heritage with a Cultural Blend of Candies Past and Present" — Richardo Richards Elementary School
Floupe (Under 50)
First Place – Alfredo Andrews Elementary School — "Crucian Pan Festival"
Second Place – Juanita Gardine Elementary School — "Indians in Paradise"
Mocko jumbies
First Place – Guardians of Our Culture — Ricardo Richards Elementary School
Individuals
First Place – A Pistarckle of Culture – Keshaundia Quinn
Second Place – Chinese Dragon Girl – Alicia Colon
Steel pan
First Place – Ricardo Richards Elementary School — Pan Connection Steel Orchestra
Second Place – Lew Muckle Elementary School — Steel Orchestra
Third Place – St. Mary's Elementary School — Steel Orchestra
Masqueraders
First Place – St. Croix Imperial Masqueraders – "Love Birds in Paradise"

Adults' Parade Results

Majorettes
First Place – Sparkle Lite Twirlers
Second Place – Sebastian Majorettes
Third Place – Charming Twirlers

Troupe (Under 100)
First Place – Lockhart and Associates — Secrets
Second Place – St. Croix Educational Complex – Cultural Extravaganza
Third Place – St. Croix Educational Complex – Quadrille Dancers and Quelbe Band
Honorable Mention – Divi — Vegas in Paradise

Troupe (Over 100)
First Place – J & J fun Troupe – V.I. Environmental Blend
Second Place – UVI – Playing Mas from Many Cultures
Third Place – St. Croix Educational Complex – Embracing our Past, Celebrating our Present and Envisioning our Future

Floupe (Under 100)
First Place – Gentlemen of Jones — Pirates
Second Place – Hovensa – Touch of the Orient
Third Place – Rigidims

Individual
First Place – Caribbean Fancy Sailor – Cuthbert Anthony
Second Place – Mighty Grover – Chester Brady
Third Place – King Generic – Morris Benjamin

Steel Pans
First Place – St. Croix Educational Complex
Second Place – Superior Court Rising Stars Orchestra
Third Place – Ebonites

Mocko Jumbies
First Place – Guardians of Our Culture

Masqueraders
First Place – St. Croix West End Masqueraders

Road March Champions
Winner – The World Famous Xpress Band — Bandana
To see the Festival in Photos, click here.
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