A number of cooks left in grand celebration following the University of the Virgin Islands’ 29th Annual Afternoon on the Green event held on Sunday on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas Campus. According to a UVI release, awards were presented to several cooks whose donated dishes were adjudged first, second or third in various categories.
Afternoon on the Green Co-Chairs Kyza A. Callwood and Loretta Lloyd thanked the community for coming out to support UVI’s annual “friendraiser”, and also thanked the volunteers for their assistance. “Afternoon on the Green could not have been as successful as it was without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and the delectable dishes prepared by the cooks,” Ms. Callwood said. “We are thankful that members of the community see the value in supporting such an important event that benefits a very worthy cause.”
Approximately 80 cooks donated some 120 dishes to this year’s Afternoon on the Green.
Cora Thomas-Cranston received the “Overall People’s Choice” award after getting the most paper ballot and text votes. Mrs. Thomas-Cranston, who prepared “Assorted Cup Tarts,” won a Samsung tablet, compliments of AT&T, UVI said.
Ms. Thomas-Cranston made her debut entry at Afternoon on the Green in 2017 and captured second place in the desserts and sweets category with an assortment of tarts including guava, pineapple and coconut, according to the release.
Afternoon on the Green 2014 Winners
Overall People’s Choice
•Cora Thomas-Cranston – Assorted Cup Tarts
Desserts and Sweeties
•1st Prize – Assorted Cup Tarts – Cora Thomas-Cranston
•2nd Prize – Lena’s Love That Cheesecake – Lena Steele Williams
•3rd Prize – Tarts – Lorraine L. George
•1st Prize – Stewed Chicken – Marvin A. Blyden
•1st Prize – Baked Mac & Cheese – Coreen Lloyd-Adams
•2nd Prize – Baked Mac & Cheese – Marvin A. Blyden
•1st Prize – Mini Roti Pate – Veggie Shack
•2nd Prize – Rice Noodle Salad – Veggie Shack
•3rd Prize – Mini Lentil Mushroom Pate – Veggie Shack
•1st Prize – Seafood Soup – Nelsia Williams
•2nd Prize – Mahi Chowder – Emerald Beach (Ingrid Simon)
•3rd Prize – Mussels in Butter Sauce – Sidewalk Grill Express
•1st Prize – Popeye’s Revenge – Marquis Aubain
•2nd Prize – Groovy Gulp – Marquis Aubain
•3rd Prize – Cool Breeze – Marquis Aubain
“Our goal was to reinvigorate the spirit of Afternoon on the Green this year,” said Mitchell Neaves, vice-president for Institutional Advancement at UVI. “The planning committee did an outstanding job working collectively the past few months and the outcome of their efforts produced one of our must successful undertakings in the history of the event.”
Afternoon on the Green Co-Chair Loretta Lloyd thanked all of the Afternoon on the Green’s sponsors for their support. “The support of the corporate community plays a tremendous role in making Afternoon on the Green the success it was,” Ms. Lloyd said. “This year we witnessed an eagerness for Afternoon, as was demonstrated by the number of entities that came on board this year.”
The event was sponsored by AT&T, Coca Cola, VI Lottery, The West Indian Company, VI Council on the Arts, VI Water and Power Authority, VI Port Authority, Paradise Chiropractic, Merchants Commercial Bank, St. Thomas Federal Credit Union, VI Waste Management Authority, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, First Bank, Pro Solar, Lew Henley’s Sewage Disposal, Buzz Radio station, Bellows International, Alpine, MSI, Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Greengos, Mim’s Seaside Bistro and East End Medical Center.
The proceeds of Afternoon on the Green go toward supporting the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards, according to UVI. Two Ivan Eudora Kean High School seniors were named as beneficiaries of this scholarship at Afternoon on the Green. Shania Farrington will pursue her undergraduate studies in Hospitality and Tourism and Alana Urena will pursue her undergraduate studies in Business Accounting. Both students will commence their studies at UVI in the Fall semester of 2019.