And the Winners of the 2019 Raffle Are…

Cinnamon Bay, Tuesday morning

Cinnamon Bay, Tuesday morning

Thank you again to everyone who entered! As we mentioned the other day, we raised $123,000 for eight great organizations here on island! We’ve handed out more than a third of the proceeds already, and we will continue to make donations in the upcoming days. We will let you know exactly how every dollar is spent once it is all spent! So stay tuned for that!

And without further ado, the winners are…

(We are currently uploading the video…)

  • First Prize: A five-night stay for up to six people at Ardisia. The winner is Sean Bryan of Texas. 
  • Second Prize: A seven-night stay for up to four people at Great Expectations. The winner is Beverly Hartz of New York. 
  • Third Prize: A five-night stay for up to six people at Aquamare at Grande Bay. The winner is Christina Mueller of Illinois. 
  • Fourth Prize: A five-night stay at Sapphire Sunrise for up to six guests. The winner is Frank Barnako of South Carolina. (Random fact: Frank Barnako is the creator of News of St. John! I purchased the site from him back in 2013!!)
  • Fifth Prize: A seven-night stay at Samba Azul for up to four guests. The winner is Alison MacNeil of Massachusetts. 
  • Sixth Prize: A seven-night stay at Miles Away for up to four guests (or a family of five). The winner is Jennifer Yee of Ohio. 
  • Seventh Prize: Three night stay for two people in Island Abodes‘ Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, or at the Papaya Suite, One-Bedroom Suite or Honeymoon Suite at Sunset Serenade. The winner is Alison MacNeil of Massachusetts. (Yes, she won twice! And she only bought two tickets!!)
  • Eighth Prize: A two-night consecutive stay at Hotel Cruz Bay. The winner is Matthew Conrad of Texas.
  • Ninth Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city. The winner is Sylvia Lewis of Mississippi. 
  • Tenth Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city. The winner is Karen Colman of Maryland. 
  • Eleventh Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city. The winner is Bruce Brainerd of Illinois. 
  • Twelfth Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city. The winner is Melissa Smithwick of Maine. 

Congratulations to all the winners!!!!!

And again, I simply cannot thank you all enough for your continued love and support for this place. :)

More than $123,000 Raised Thanks to You!!!

Trunk Bay Mirror March 2019

Trunk Bay overlook, Friday afternoon

Well folks, I am shocked. I am stunned. I am ecstatic!! Together we raised more than $123,000 which will be used to support several St. John organizations … how amazing is that??!!

The 2019 News of St. John raffle was our best one yet, and that is thanks to all of you … just over 2,500 of you to be exact! Some of you bought one ticket; one person even bought 40! I am so grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you!!

Love City Community Network needed $27,000 to complete its funding request to install 911 call boxes, complete with AEDs, on six North Shore beaches including Hawknest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay (one at each end of the beach) and in the Annaberg area. We transferred $27,000 into their account Saturday morning.

C.O.R.E., the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation, needed $12,000 to repair its vessel so it could resume the removal of lionfish from the off-shore reefs in the 40′ to 100′ range. We transferred $12,000 into their account on Saturday.

The Love City Pan Dragons needed $4,500 so they could purchase new uniforms, and pay for travel expenses relating to pan tuning plus the pan tuning itself. We transferred $4,500 into their account on Saturday.

The St. John Historical Society needed $3,000 so it could complete its “Our History Keepers” video project. We transferred $3,000 into their account on Saturday.

The St. John Christian Academy requested numerous items including a new LED sign which would be used for school announcements and to get better visibility from the roadway, water dispensers, flutes, basketball hoops and various school supplies. We’re in the process of ordering those items for the school. The cost of these items will be roughly $5,000

The Julius E. Spruave School is still completing its list of needs. Once we receive them, we will purchase them. We are budgeting at least $5,000 for these items.

Island Health and Wellness would like to start a pediatric program for the children of St. John. We will be making a substantial donation of more than $20,000 to help make that plan a reality.

And lastly, the Carolina Corral is in need of basic support. In February, 100 bags of feed and 60 hay bales cost $3,242. Dana Bartlett, the owner-operator of the corral, estimated that it costs roughly $100 a day to feed the animals at the corral. We’re hoping to pay for food for these animals for one year.

Once all of the items are purchased and delivered, we will let you know exactly where every dollar raised went!

I often joke that I am just a “little blog” and that “I’m simply a girl who blogs from her couch with her dog in the Caribbean.” Well this little blog, which is currently being typed from my couch while my dog snoozes beside me, is actually quite a thing I’ve learned over the past few years! And that’s not thanks to me, it’s thanks to all of you! Your love and support for this island is awe-inspiring. You were here for us during the good ol’ days, you were here for us during our darkest days, and you continue to be here for us during our encore. And please do not think that it has gone unnoticed, because it hasn’t. Again, thank you.

I am so appreciative for each and every one of you, and I know that many others living here on St. John feel the same. You all are just as much a part of this island as we are. It’s a beautiful, symbiotic relationship that I am proud to be a part of.

Now I am sure you are all wondering who the winners are, right??!! We plan to announce the 12 winners live on our Facebook page (as long as the internet cooperates) Tuesday, April 2nd at 6 p.m. We will post the winners here on News of St. John immediately afterward.

Again, thank you all so very much! You have truly outdone yourselves this time!

Much love,

Jenn xoxo

Four More Roundtrip Tickets Added to Our Raffle!

Soloman, March 2019

Soloman, March 2019

Our 2019 raffle is our best one yet, and it just got even better!

We just added two more prizes… two more sets of JetBlue tickets. These tickets are good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city. Pretty amazing if you ask me!

The raffle ends Saturday, March 30th at 9 a.m., so please buy yours now. Tickets are just $25 and you will be entered into a drawing for one of twelve fantastic prizes. And the best part… you will be supporting eight amazing organizations in the process!

 

The raffle period has ended. 

Here is a full list of prizes:

  • First Prize: A five-night stay for up to six people at Ardisia. This prize has a value of $8,214.
  • Second Prize: A seven-night stay for up to four people at Great Expectations. This prize has a value of $5,900.
  • Third Prize: A five-night stay for up to six people at Aquamare at Grande Bay. This prize has a value of $3,500.
  • Fourth Prize: A five-night stay at Sapphire Sunrise for up to six guests. This prize has a value of $3,000.
  • Fifth Prize: A seven-night stay at Samba Azul for up to four guests. This prize has a value of $2,850.
  • Sixth Prize: A seven-night stay at Miles Away for up to four guests (or a family of five). This prize has a value of $2,170.
  • Seventh Prize: Three night stay for two people in Island Abodes‘ Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, or at the Papaya Suite, One-Bedroom Suite or Honeymoon Suite at Sunset Serenade. This prize has a value of $747.
  • Eighth Prize: A two-night consecutive stay at Hotel Cruz Bay. This prize is valued at $530.
  • Ninth Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city.
  • Tenth Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city.
  • Eleventh Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city.
  • Twelfth Prize: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue good from any JetBlue city to any JetBlue city.

Here are the organizations we are supporting:

  • Island Health and Wellness: Currently the center is only able to treat patients ages 15 and up, and it sees all regardless of their ability to pay. A donation of $75,000 would allow island Health and Wellness to launch a pediatric program. Currently there is not a pediatrician on St. John. This is a much needed service for our children.
  • Love City Community Network: If you have been to St. John, you are likely aware that a good deal of the North Shore is a dead zone including many of your favorite beaches. A donation of $27,000 would complete LCCN’s funding request to install 911 call boxes, complete with AEDs, on six North Shore beaches including Hawknest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay (one at each end of the beach) and in the Annaberg area. This would greatly reduce EMS response times in the event of an emergency on the North Shore. This system can truly save lives.
  • Julius E. Sprauve School: The school sustained significant damage during the 2017 hurricanes. It is currently in need of gym equipment, musical instruments and teacher supplies.
  • St. John Christian Academy: The school is in need of gym equipment, room dividers and a security system.
  • Carolina Corral: The corral is a safe haven for injured and rescued donkeys, horses and other animals. The cost to feed these animals is upwards of $100 a day. The corral is also in need of new fencing.
  • Love City Pan Dragons: St. John’s only steel pan orchestra is looking for funding for pan tuning, new uniforms and travel expenses.
  • St. John Historical Society: The group is looking for funding so it can complete its “Our History Keepers” project by hiring a videographer to film St. John’s elders.
  • C.O.R.E.: This program inspires communities to be better stewards of the environment through marine awareness education and hands on coastal programs. They are looking for funding that will allow them to clean up bays of storm debris and to allow them to educate the public on sunscreens that are toxic to reefs. C.O.R.E has been instrumental in helping to alleviate the lionfish problem in the waters around St. John.

And here is the fine print:

  • Each winner must adhere to the individual property’s rules and restrictions.
  • If a property requires a deposit, the winner is responsible for paying that fee.
  • In the event that the property becomes uninhabitable due to a storm, fire, or Act of God, the winner agrees to forfeit the prize.
  • We strongly encourage each winner to purchase travel insurance.
  • None of the prizes are transferrable without owner’s consent.
  • The five-night stay at Ardisia is good for low season dates only. These dates are now through December 17, 2019 (the week of Thanksgiving is excluded) and also from April 16, 2020 through December 16, 2020 (Thanksgiving week 2020 is also excluded). This five-night stay is subject to availability. You will book directly with the villa at www.ardisiastjohn.com. This stay is good for six people. Add-on guests are not allowed. Please visit ardisiastjohn.com for complete reservation policies. This stay is valued at $8,214. 
  • The seven-night stay for 4 people at Great Expectations must be taken between May 4 – December 21, 2019 or May 2 – December 19, 2020, and is subject to availability. Additional guests up to all 8 bedrooms can be added at the standard rate of $1000 per room per week (double occupancy) to accommodate larger groups. The award value of $5900 can be applied to any standard rate stay of 7 nights or more through December 31, 2020. Stay must be completed by Dec 19, 2020.
  • The five-night stay for six people at Aquamare at Grande Bay must be taken between May 1, 2019 and October 30, 2019 only and is subject to availability. The winner will be contacted by owner to arrange mutually acceptable travel dates. 
  • The five-night stay at Sapphire Sunrise is good for up to six guests. The stay must be taken between August 4, 2019 and November 9, 2019 and is subject to availability. The winner must book directly with James M. Miller Property Management. 
  • The seven-night stay at Samba Azul is good for up to four guests from April 16, 2019 through November 22, 2019 only and is subject to availability. The stay is not valid for the week of July 4, 2019. The winner must book directly with James M. Miller Property Management. 
  • The seven-night stay at Miles Away is good for low season only between May 4, 2019 through November 23, 2019 and is subject to availability. The stay must be taken from a Saturday to Saturday. The stay is good for up to four guests only or a family of five. No children under the age of eight are able to stay at Miles Away. This prize is not transferrable without owner’s consent. The winner must book directly with James M. Miller Property Management. 
  • The Island Abodes prize is good for a three-night stay for two people in its Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, or the Papaya Suite, One-Bedroom Suite or Honeymoon Suite at Sunset Serenade during off or shoulder season (May through mid-December) and is subject to availability. Stay must be completed by December 31, 2019. The gift certificate amount of $747 can be applied on any of Island Abodes’ 6 rentals at any time for three+ nights. No blackout dates apply. The winner must book directly with Island Abodes. 
  • The two-night stay at Cruz Bay Hotel is valid from May 1, 2019 through Dec 15, 2019 and excludes Festival/Week of July 4th. The two night-stay must be consecutive. The winner must book directly with Cruz Bay Hotel. 

Good luck!

Raffle Spotlight: Island Abodes & Hotel Cruz Bay

Great vacations at Island Abodes & Hotel Cruz Bay are up for grabs!

Great vacations at Island Abodes & Hotel Cruz Bay are up for grabs!

Raffle week continues here at News of St. John! Today we’d like to tell you about our final two stays which are up or grabs for the News of St. John raffle! Please remember, the raffle ends this Saturday, March 30th at 9 a.m. EST, so please get your tickets today!

Island Abodes 

The view from The Honeymoon Suite at Island Abodes

The view from The Honeymoon Suite at Island Abodes

Our seventh place prize is a three-night stay for two people in Island Abodes‘ Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole, or at the Papaya Suite, One-Bedroom Suite or Honeymoon Suite at Sunset Serenade. This prize can also be used as a credit for a longer stay at any of Island Abodes’ vacation properties including the Pool Villa and Garden Suite at Chocolate Hole.

Island Abodes has two vacation rental properties – Sunset Serenade and Chocolate Hole. Sunset Serenade is a beautiful vacation rental located just five minutes from Cruz Bay. Set high atop a hill, it has fabulous views of Cruz Bay, Pillsbury Sound and the Caribbean Sea. As it’s name states, it also has great sunsets.

Sunset Serenade is made up of four vacation rentals – The Penthouse, Papaya Suite, Honeymoon Suite and Hibiscus Suite.

Island Abodes’ Chocolate Hole property is less than 10 minutes from town and is located in the quiet neighborhood of Chocolate Hole. This property includes a two bedroom pool villa which has great views of the Caribbean Sea and the Garden Suite, and a very private, one bedroom suite tucked among the property’s beautiful plantings.

The Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole

The Pool Villa at Chocolate Hole

Rates at Island Abodes start at $159 a night. Click here to visit their website.

Hotel Cruz Bay

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Our eight place prize is a two night stay at Hotel Cruz Bay. Hotel Cruz Bay is an intimate accommodation made up of fourteen guest rooms and one penthouse apartment suite which is located in the heart of Cruz Bay. The hotel opened in 2010 and extensively renovated and expanded in 2018 blending chic Miami boutique hotel decor with the more casual style of an island villa. The result is a clean, simple, yet elegant venue.

One of the greatest things about the hotel is that it’s green! The hotel has 88 solar panels and four solar drum hot water heaters mounted on its roof, providing power for over 85% of its energy usage. Such a great thing!

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The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cruz Bay and is within walking distance of the town’s best restaurants, bars and shopping. This lively location is the perfect spot for accessing all of St. John’s beaches and attractions. Just around the corner from the ferry dock (only 250 feet away), Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel is the closest accommodation upon arrival to St. John. No taxi is required and there are no hills or winding roads to traverse – just stroll on over.

Rates at Hotel Cruz Bay start at $205 a night. Click here to learn more.

The raffle period has ended. 

How the drawing works: Once the entry period is over, the raffle committee will personally write/type the names of each entrant on a raffle ticket. If you bought one ticket, we will write/type your name on one ticket. If you bought two tickets, we will write/type your name on two tickets. And so forth… All of the names will be placed into a secure bucket/basket. Once all of the names are written on tickets, we will draw the winner live on video. That video will be posted on newsofstjohn.com The raffle period will end on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST. The winners will be announced on newsofstjohn.com on or about April 3, 2019. Now go ahead and enter! Good luck!! 

The 2019 News of St. John raffle will support the following:

  • Island Health and Wellness: Currently the center is only able to treat patients ages 15 and up, and it sees all regardless of their ability to pay. A donation of $75,000 would allow island Health and Wellness to launch a pediatric program. Currently there is not a pediatrician on St. John. This is a much needed service for our children.
  • Love City Community Network: If you have been to St. John, you are likely aware that a good deal of the North Shore is a dead zone including many of your favorite beaches. A donation of $27,000 would complete LCCN’s funding request to install 911 call boxes, complete with AEDs, on six North Shore beaches including Hawknest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay (one at each end of the beach) and in the Annaberg area. This would greatly reduce EMS response times in the event of an emergency on the North Shore. This system can truly save lives.
  • Julius E. Sprauve School: The school sustained significant damage during the 2017 hurricanes. It is currently in need of gym equipment, musical instruments and teacher supplies.
  • St. John Christian Academy: The school is in need of gym equipment, room dividers and a security system.
  • Carolina Corral: The corral is a safe haven for injured and rescued donkeys, horses and other animals. The cost to feed these animals is upwards of $100 a day. The corral is also in need of new fencing.
  • Love City Pan Dragons: St. John’s only steel pan orchestra is looking for funding for pan tuning, new uniforms and travel expenses.
  • St. John Historical Society: The group is looking for funding so it can complete its “Our History Keepers” project by hiring a videographer to film St. John’s elders.
  • C.O.R.E.: This program inspires communities to be better stewards of the environment through marine awareness education and hands on coastal programs. They are looking for funding that will allow them to clean up bays of storm debris and to allow them to educate the public on sunscreens that are toxic to reefs. C.O.R.E has been instrumental in helping to alleviate the lionfish problem in the waters around St. John.

Click here to view all of our raffle prizes. 

Raffle Spotlight: Miles Away

The view from Miles Away

The view from Miles Away

We have more great raffle prizes to tell you about! Today’s feature is our sixth place raffle prize, a seven-night stay for up to four guests at Miles Away. Tickets are just $25, and proceeds will support eight great organizations here on St. John. Tickets are on sale until this Saturday at 9 a.m. EST. And now, without further ado…

Miles Away is an elegant two bedroom villa located in Point Rendezvous, a quiet neighborhood on St. John’s south shore. Tucked into a serene and private setting at the end of a road, this villa is perfect for honeymooners looking for privacy, two couples or a small family.

Miles Away Privacy

Two equally sized bedrooms are located on opposite ends of a large and airy great room, and each features a custom king-sized teak bed and ensuite bath. When it’s time for dinner – or just a cool drink – the fully appointed kitchen is a cook’s dream. Just outside is a lovely private pool, and the decks provide relaxing spots for sun lovers and shade seekers alike, with the peace and serenity of Ram’s Head in the distance, Fish Bay down in front, St. Croix off to the right, and the National Park mountains to the left.

Miles Away Bedroom Miles Away Bathroom

When you are ready to come inside, Miles Away offers wi-fi, 100+ channels of television and DVDs for your entertainment. While the easterly sea breezes keep the home comfortable, there is air conditioning throughout, with individual controls in each room.

All rooms, decks and the pool are on the same level, so there are no steps to climb. If exercise is on your list of things to do, walk down to Fish Bay, to Klein Bay or Ditleff Point. The pool will be there to cool you off upon your return! When you are ready to explore St. John the National Park beaches and snorkeling are just a short drive from Miles Away.

Miles Away Porch

Miles Away Pool

Miles Away is a year round vacation rental. Rates start at just $299 night. Click here to learn more. 

The raffle period has ended. 

How the drawing works: Once the entry period is over, the raffle committee will personally write/type the names of each entrant on a raffle ticket. If you bought one ticket, we will write/type your name on one ticket. If you bought two tickets, we will write/type your name on two tickets. And so forth… All of the names will be placed into a secure bucket/basket. Once all of the names are written on tickets, we will draw the winner live on video. That video will be posted on newsofstjohn.com The raffle period will end on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST. The winners will be announced on newsofstjohn.com on or about April 3, 2019. Now go ahead and enter! Good luck!! 

The 2019 News of St. John raffle will support the following:

  • Island Health and Wellness: Currently the center is only able to treat patients ages 15 and up, and it sees all regardless of their ability to pay. A donation of $75,000 would allow island Health and Wellness to launch a pediatric program. Currently there is not a pediatrician on St. John. This is a much needed service for our children.
  • Love City Community Network: If you have been to St. John, you are likely aware that a good deal of the North Shore is a dead zone including many of your favorite beaches. A donation of $27,000 would complete LCCN’s funding request to install 911 call boxes, complete with AEDs, on six North Shore beaches including Hawknest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay (one at each end of the beach) and in the Annaberg area. This would greatly reduce EMS response times in the event of an emergency on the North Shore. This system can truly save lives.
  • Julius E. Sprauve School: The school sustained significant damage during the 2017 hurricanes. It is currently in need of gym equipment, musical instruments and teacher supplies.
  • St. John Christian Academy: The school is in need of gym equipment, room dividers and a security system.
  • Carolina Corral: The corral is a safe haven for injured and rescued donkeys, horses and other animals. The cost to feed these animals is upwards of $100 a day. The corral is also in need of new fencing.
  • Love City Pan Dragons: St. John’s only steel pan orchestra is looking for funding for pan tuning, new uniforms and travel expenses.
  • St. John Historical Society: The group is looking for funding so it can complete its “Our History Keepers” project by hiring a videographer to film St. John’s elders.
  • C.O.R.E.: This program inspires communities to be better stewards of the environment through marine awareness education and hands on coastal programs. They are looking for funding that will allow them to clean up bays of storm debris and to allow them to educate the public on sunscreens that are toxic to reefs. C.O.R.E has been instrumental in helping to alleviate the lionfish problem in the waters around St. John.

Click here to view all of our raffle prizes. 

Raffle Spotlight: Samba Azul

samba azul pool

Samba Azul overlooks Chocolate Hole Bay and a salt pond.

Who wants to stay on St. John for a full week for only $25??!! Well it can happen folks! Today we’d like to introduce you to Samba Azul, our fifth place prize in the 2019 News of St. John raffle. Tickets are just $25, and the fifth place winner will receive a seven-night stay for up to four guests at this great villa. Here are all the details…

Samba Azul is a two bedroom, two bath villa located in the neighborhood of Chocolate Hole on St. John’s South Shore. Each of the two bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and private decks which are great for morning coffee to or relax on while watching sunset.

samba azul bedroom

Samba Azul features a large cook’s kitchen and great room which opens onto an outdoor, covered dining area. The villa also features a game table which can be converted into an indoor dining table should the weather not permit outdoor dining.

samba azul kitchen living

samba azul living

samba azul dinign outside

samba azul outdoor dining area

The villa features a pool and is located less than 10 minutes from Cruz Bay in the very quiet neighborhood of Chocolate Hole. Because of its location, Samba Azul has beautiful sunsets.

samba azul pool view

Samba Azul Sunset

Samba Azul is a year-round vacation rental with rates that start at just $276 a night. Please click here to visit its website.

The raffle period has ended. 

How the drawing works: Once the entry period is over, the raffle committee will personally write/type the names of each entrant on a raffle ticket. If you bought one ticket, we will write/type your name on one ticket. If you bought two tickets, we will write/type your name on two tickets. And so forth… All of the names will be placed into a secure bucket/basket. Once all of the names are written on tickets, we will draw the winner live on video. That video will be posted on newsofstjohn.com The raffle period will end on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST. The winners will be announced on newsofstjohn.com on or about April 3, 2019. Now go ahead and enter! Good luck!! 

The 2019 News of St. John raffle will support the following:

  • Island Health and Wellness: Currently the center is only able to treat patients ages 15 and up, and it sees all regardless of their ability to pay. A donation of $75,000 would allow island Health and Wellness to launch a pediatric program. Currently there is not a pediatrician on St. John. This is a much needed service for our children.
  • Love City Community Network: If you have been to St. John, you are likely aware that a good deal of the North Shore is a dead zone including many of your favorite beaches. A donation of $27,000 would complete LCCN’s funding request to install 911 call boxes, complete with AEDs, on six North Shore beaches including Hawknest, Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay (one at each end of the beach) and in the Annaberg area. This would greatly reduce EMS response times in the event of an emergency on the North Shore. This system can truly save lives.
  • Julius E. Sprauve School: The school sustained significant damage during the 2017 hurricanes. It is currently in need of gym equipment, musical instruments and teacher supplies.
  • St. John Christian Academy: The school is in need of gym equipment, room dividers and a security system.
  • Carolina Corral: The corral is a safe haven for injured and rescued donkeys, horses and other animals. The cost to feed these animals is upwards of $100 a day. The corral is also in need of new fencing.
  • Love City Pan Dragons: St. John’s only steel pan orchestra is looking for funding for pan tuning, new uniforms and travel expenses.
  • St. John Historical Society: The group is looking for funding so it can complete its “Our History Keepers” project by hiring a videographer to film St. John’s elders.
  • C.O.R.E.: This program inspires communities to be better stewards of the environment through marine awareness education and hands on coastal programs. They are looking for funding that will allow them to clean up bays of storm debris and to allow them to educate the public on sunscreens that are toxic to reefs. C.O.R.E has been instrumental in helping to alleviate the lionfish problem in the waters around St. John.

Click here to view all of our raffle prizes.