The Best of St. Croix
Starving Artist's Fall 2008
Today is the end of the year Starving Artist's Fair and the 2nd Annual
Guavaberry Liquour contest at the Whim Greathouse Planation Museum.
This event is sponsored by the St. Croix Landmarks Society and 93.5 FM
Paradise Radio.
Traffic was slow around the entrance to the Whim Plantation. Many
island residents were getting a first glimpse of the shopping season.
There were vendors of all types, food, crafts, art, jewelry and other
creative works.
There was a poetry reading session. This is one of the literacy
program's ways of including the youngsters into the programs.
And CASA was on hand with the latest t-shirts and caledars to
support their outreach program.
Throughout the day, participants could get a taste of Guavaberry Liqueur
or Guavaberry Rum from the 93.5FM tent. Judging the best was done later
in the day.
Guavaberry Rum, Liqueur and Preserves were all on display.
Bottoms up!
Inside the Landmarks' Ancestor Discovery Group was showing family
trees being discovered and filled out as new information is gathered.
Meanwhile the Rising Stars Steel Orchestra was serenading us with
Christmas selections.
The Guardians of Culture Mocko Jumbies were there to move
through the crowd dancing to the music.
Then it was time for the Guavaberry Winners to be announced.
Roger Morgan and his band of Merry Elves passed out the prizes.
Following the winners was a dance troupe of young girls performing
African inspired dances.
Then they pulled others from the onlookers in to dance with them - truly a
community event.