ACC Gearing Up for May 19 Wagapalooza


The island’s popular dog show Wagapalooza is just around the corner.

The Animal Care Center of St. John is swinging into action in preparation for their major fundraiser of the year, Wagapalooza.

“Waga” will be on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the V.I. National Park ball field area in Cruz Bay. Waga committee members include co-chairwomen Viky Becker and Sally Furlong. Kelly Cruikshank and Heidi Stout are in charge of pre-Waga T-shirt solicitations and Monica Munro is the ACC Board of Directors’ point-of-contact. Nancy Carrieri is in charge of raffles. 

Sponsorship opportunities are currently being solicited, according to Cruikshank. Local businesses can help support the animal shelter through: T-shirt sponsorship; raffle donation; in-kind services; product donations; or a general monetary donation. For information on sponsorship or donations email Cruikshank at

The Waga committee is currently formulating the categories of dog show participation. The categories will be somewhat different this year from previous years. The categories will be announced in next week’s St. John Tradewinds with information about how to register for the competition.