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UVI Announces 2013 Afternoon on the Green Winners

Brianna Hairston won the “People’s Choice” Award and third place in the Pastries and Sweeties category of the 2013 edition of Afternoon on the Green. Hairston, a Charlotte Amalie High School student, has entered the competition twice before.The University of the Virgin Islands announced the winners of the 24th Annual Afternoon on the Green held on Sunday, March 10. The co-chair of the event, Cheryl Miller, thanked all participants, cooks and volunteers for coming out to support UVI’s annual “friendraiser,” and congratulated all of the cooks and volunteers that received awards on Sunday.
For the third year in a row, Brianna Hairston received the People’s Choice Award, by receiving the most texts through the Choice Wireless text voting. In 2012, she received the award for her vanilla cupcakes, and in 2011, she received first place in the Pastries and Sweeties Category for her red velvet cupcakes. As the People’s Choice winner, Hairston won an Android phone from Choice Communications.
The recipients of the Afternoon on the Green Edward C. Thomas Service Awards for 2013 were Estica Caesar, who was named UVI Student Volunteer of the Year, and Raiyna Lanclos, who was named UVI Community Volunteer of the Year. The following is a complete list of winners for the food competition.
Afternoon on the Green 2013 Winners
People’s Choice: Tropical Coconut Cupcakes – Brianna Hairston
Pastries and Sweeties:
1st Prize – Assorted tarts, Louise Thomas Lettsome
2nd Prize – Soursop cheesecake, Judith Gooding
3rd Prize – Tropical coconut cupcakes, Brianna Hairston
Main Dishes/Meats/Poultry
1st Prize – Chicken and rice, Lyra Thomas Harrigan
2nd Prize – Honey mustard chicken and roast pork, Leida Isaac
3rd Prize – Souse, Elmira Dawson
Side Dishes
1st Prize – Prudy’s baked macaroni and cheese, Prudencia Freeman
2nd Prize – Filipino egg rolls, Dion Phillips
1st Prize – WUVI Radio lasagna, Alex Randall
2nd Prize – Veggie lasagna, Rosalie Huyghue
1st Prize – Brigo’s firehouse salmon, Arthur Raymo III
2nd Prize – Bonito fish pilau, Loanna Cameron-Vanterpool
3rd Prize – Shrimp and scallop seafood pasta, Fishtails Restaurant
1st Prize – Red peas soup with pork, Stedman Hodge Jr.
2nd Prize – Ed’s goat water, Edna Pole
3rd Prize – Old fashioned meat soup, Maria Ayala
Native Drinks
1st Prize – Tied- sizzling sorrell, Elridge Thomas; Ginger beer and hibiscus drink, Germaine Baird
2nd – Flaxseed drink , Sonia Lake-Edwards
Photographs from the event are featured on the UVI Facebook page –www.facebook.com/UVI.

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