St. John Community Crisis Center Thanks Supporters at Awards Ceremony

SJCCC director Shelley Williams unveiled the group’s new logo at the awards dinner. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Cinnamon Bay Campground staff transformed the T’Ree Lizard Restaurant into a high-end banquet hall on Saturday evening, October 20, for the St. John Community Crisis Center’s Purple Ribbon Awards Ceremony.

SJCCC was formerly known as the Safety Zone. The group announced its name change to reflect the role it plays in the community, SJCCC director Shelley Williams explained at the dinner.

“We do so much more than handle domestic violence cases,” said Williams. “We wanted our name to reflect more the role we play in the community.”
Paradise People kept the mood going and the crowd enjoyed a lavish spread of food as SJCCC honored members of its organization and the community at large for their support.

Avilda Matthias is the volunteer of the year, Terri Lamb is the board member of the year, V.I. Police Department victims’ advocate Leslye Webb is the law enforcement person of the year, Andy and Joy Stillman are the private contributors of the year, Mike Perron of the Paint Depot is the small business owner of the year, and the Ad Club of St. Thomas/St. John is the association of the year.

The evening was a success thanks to the work of Jackie Jacobs, Terri Lamb, Dolores Powell, Christine Barbich and many others, explained organizer Karissa Hyacinth.


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