VI Soca Artist Adam O. takes a picture with a J'ouvert participant during the 2019 carnival season in St. Thomas. By Kareem Alexander for VI Consortium.
ST. CROIX — The Department of Tourism's Division of Festivals alerted members of the community about the looming registration deadlines for St. Croix Crucian Christmas Festival events and urged applicants to submit their forms before it was too late.
According to D.O.T., December is the registration deadline for J'ouvert troupes. Applications can be collected from the Department of Tourism's office in Frederiksted.
December 27 is the deadline for Food Fair applications, which can be collected from Food Fair Chairman Bradley Christian or from Kisa Harris at the tourism department.
D.O.T. said the same deadline date also applies for Children and Adults parade applications, which are also available at the tourism department or from Parades Chairman, Kendell "KC" Henry, who is still welcoming volunteers to join the committee. Interested individuals can contact Mr. Henry at +1 (210) 867-4913.
The final meeting for all village vendors and booth owners is scheduled for December 9, 2019. J'ouvert troupes and parade entrants for both the children and adults events are invited on December 10 for debriefings. The meetings will be held at CHOP Bar & Grill at 5:30 p.m.
For inquiries regarding the St. Croix Crucian Christmas Festival, contact Assistant Director of the Division of Festivals Shamari Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or the Division of Festivals at firstname.lastname@example.org.<mailto:email@example.com>