A Trashion Show – in which local children made and modeled outfits from trash and recyclables – highlighted Reef Fest 2019, a six-hour event that provided entertainment and education at Yacht Haven Grande.
More than 20 booths offered demonstrations presentations and hands-on activities about the importance of reefs to the V.I ecosystem.
The free event boasted live music, two bounce houses, the Trashion Show put on by local school children, and a Reef Rap. In between the scheduled festivities the community was free to roam the displays put up by organizations like Eco-Schools USA, the V.I. Bat Team and the Virgin Islands Conservation Society.
The Trashion Show pulled the largest crowds to the front of the event, where the stage was located. Children wearing homemade outfits created from trash and recyclables presented their ensembles while 9-year-old J’Vante Harrigan, took the role of master of ceremonies, announcing each participant while giving the crowd important maritime facts.
Although Senators' main action at Thursday’s Finance Committee hearing was to advance a bill appropriating $15 million to the Waste Management Authority for outstanding debts to waste haulers, lawmakers also took the time to address the public about keeping the U.S. Virgin Islands clean.
Virgin Islanders weighed in on the future of tourism and economic development Wednesday night in the last of three virtual town halls hosted by the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning.
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