Mongoose Junction Merchants Association to Host Evening in the Courtyard Nov. 24

The Mongoose Merchants Association will be hosting a special event, Evening in the Courtyard, on Friday, November 24 starting at 4:00 pm.

All are invited to kick off the holiday season in style, amid the beautiful courtyards and terraces. Mix and mingle with friends old and new, and enjoy the sounds of Steel Pan carried on the breezes plus additional live music.

The attractions of the evening include a raffle, with a total of $1,000 in Mongoose Junction businesses gift certificates, with a chance to win given with every purchase at one of our many restaurants or retail businesses. The more you shop, the more tickets you receive, the greater your chance to win the drawings.

The galleries, stores, and restaurants will all be doing something special to show their appreciation. It is a one of a kind event, only on St. John, and only at Mongoose Junction, St. John’s premier shopping and dining destination.

The winner of the “Glen Speer Visionary Award,” will be announced in the evening. Started in 2013 by the MJMA, this award recognizes a member of the St. John community for their contribution to the aesthetic visual appeal or to the quality of life on the island. This year there will be two recipients, both of whom have worked with great imagination and tireless devotion during the early phases of St. John’s recovery.

“It’s a unique year in the history of our community and we’re proud to do our part in the rebuilding o our historically-inspired venue,” said Michael Barry of Sun Dog Cafe speaking on behalf of the association. “We’ve always hosted this gathering and it’s been a kind of homecoming for many as we begin to celebrate the holidays and the coming season. This year we would like to extend a special invitation to all of the people who’ve come here to help us in the restoration process, those who are away from their families for Thanksgiving, so we can thank them personally for their support.”

For additional information, please contact Beverly Lockett at 340-779-4566.