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.


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.

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