Update: The Virgin Islands Daily News reports organizers of the weekend's Rotary fund raiser were confident they met their goal of raising $12,500 for student scholarships.
B.J. Harris, the club's president, helped by moving among the tables selling bottles of champagne for $100. "The most memorable sale" she made was someone who paid her $50 to leave his table alone, the Daily News reported.
Earlier: St. John Rotary’s biggest fund raising event of the year is set for Saturday at the Westin Resort. Chefs from 20 island restaurants are expected to participate in “Flavors of St. John,” offering tapas-size portions of their signature dishes. A wine tasting is also part of the evening which is billed as “an
evening on the beach with music, dancing and St. John’s best food.”
When everyone’s tummy is full, voting begins to find the best of the best. Last year’s People’s Choice Winner was the Westin, followed by Zozo’s and Ted’s Supper Club.
Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by calling Rotary’s president. B.J. Harris, at 340-513-4670. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Dress is ‘island fancy.’
Attending an event like this is a win-win for
everyone. Rotary raises some money for its good deeds, and
off-islanders who participate get to meet and greet some real locals,
many of whom own businesses are are deeply involved in the ‘real life’
of St. John.
Photos are courtesy of Bob Scheslinger's Tropical Focus, online at www.tropicalfocus.com