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. 🙂

12 thoughts on “And the Winners of the 2019 Raffle Are…”

  1. Oh I DEFINITELY call shenanigans on Frank winning! I’m old enough to remember when he owned the site and basically wrote it in what looked like Notepad.

  2. I participated because I love the little island of St. John and I know the money is going to do great things… I just hope everything was done in a very fair manner and congrats to all that won

    • Thank you for participating! We pulled the names live at 6pm so everyone could see for themselves who won! 🙂

  3. All I know is that if I were Alison MacNeil, I would have gone out and immediately bought a lottery ticket after the drawing. HA!

  4. Congrats to all and especially the island and all great causes that will benefit. Sidebar: Alison, go buy a lottery ticket!!

  5. I was feeling really lucky. It is a great cause and I will participate again next year. A big shout out to everyone that put this together and donated.

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