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Afternoon on the Green to Honor New UVI President

The University of the Virgin Islands’ 21st annual Afternoon on the Green–"An Inaugural Feast with an International Flair"–will honor UVI’s newly inaugurated president David Hall Sunday on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course.
Festivities start with a bang at noon with a mini-inaugural parade, featuring Hall and the Marching Cougars band of the V.I. Police Department.
"It will be a day of fun-filled excitement, good food and diverse entertainment," said Jacqueline Sprauve, event chairperson. "It is also an opportunity to see what the university has to offer in terms of academics and services. It’s going to be five hours of non-stop activities."
The celebration is always a time for good food, of course, along with chatting with old pals at picnic tables under the trees, listening to music, and plenty of activities to keep the children happy.
Members of the community cook dozens of dishes for the event, and for a small fee attendees get to sample a taste of their favorites. Those purchasing $10 worth of tickets or more will have an opportunity to judge the food. Judging will take place until 2 p.m.
In addition to the culinary treats under the main food tent, there will be on-site grilling of burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers. In keeping with this year’s theme, there will also be international dishes.
Each year sees more creative vegetarian entrees. Last year there were homemade breads, and as always, there is a table laden with desserts, pies, tarts, cookies and cakes.
Entertainment will be provided by Spectrum Band, the Caribbean Ritual Dancers, the Mungo Niles Cultural Dancers, the Becca Darling Band and a duet of violinists. There will also be a children’s corner with bouncers, coloring and other games for children.
New this year is a grilling competition, with community groups putting their skills to the test. And, to cool things off, Clint Ferris of St. Croix will demonstrate how to make ice cream.
The academic tent will provide information about each of UVI’s academic areas, along with other university areas such as the Small Business Development Center and the Reichhold Center for the Arts. UVI’s Access and Enrollment Services officials will also be based under the academic tent. The government Bookmobile will be there, for those looking for a few quiet minutes.
Sprauve encourages the community to support the tradition of Afternoon on the Green by donating a dish to the event.
The event’s lead donor is the West Indian Co. Ltd.
To donate a dish or for more information, call 693-1040.

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