Friends of VINP Celebrate Park’s 50th Anniversary

Guests above included Atty. and Mrs. Sam Hall, left; former VINP Supt. Francis Peltier, third from left, St. Johnian Lorelei Monsanto, center; St. Croix Park Supt. Joel Tutein and VINP employee Jackie Smalls.

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park celebrated the park’s 50th anniversary with a special fund raising event hosted by Caneel Bay Resort at their exclusive Turtle Bay Estate House on Friday, Dec. 1. The event attracted 300 guests.

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Trust for Public Land’s John Garrison presents Friends of the VINP President Joe Kessler with a check for $10,000. This symbolizes the first payment for the purchase of Estate Maho Bay.

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Michael and Barbie Barry were the evening’s “Pat Sayjack and Vanna White.”