12th Annual All-Island Holiday Party Attracts Spirited Party-goers

The large spirited crowd gathered in the courtyard of Mongoose Junction.

Mongoose Junction welcomed hundreds of St. John residents to the 12th annual All-Island Holiday Party on Saturday night, December 16. Party-goers enjoyed the music of the Ah We Band, sushi, desserts and, of course, Barbie Barry’s famous bourbon balls.

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Barbie Barry, above, serves up her famous bourbon balls.

 

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Ah We Band performs and keeps the crowd entertained.

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Heidi Arnold and Eliza Magro pose for the camera.

The holiday party dates back to Hurricane Marilyn, according to Sun Dog Cafe and Gecko Gazebo owner Michael Barry.

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Jennifer Dale gets friendly with Dave Keuten.

“It’s been a tradition going back to Marilyn,” he said. “Back then, it was more about people commiserating together. It brings together all the elements of St. John — everybody.”

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Adette Irish and her husband Kent enjoy a rare night out together.

This year’s gathering was about sharing the holiday spirit and bringing people together. Everybody from real estate agents to carpenters to hospitality workers enjoyed the party, and several party-goers donned Santa hats, reindeer antlers and other holiday garb.