St. John Girls Fun Day Successful

Dear Tradewinds,
Thanks for putting us on the front page! Here is a letter to all the people who made the St. John Girls’ Fun Day a success.

Grateful thanks to all the volunteers who helped give girls a terrific time at the St. John Girls’ Fun Day held on September 30.

Thanks to Patricia Orlandini who brought out the girls’ artistic abilities with her water-coloring workshop and Evanna Chinnery who aided her; to Ronnie Klingsberg who was a big hit with his cake decorating class (and we all got to eat the beautiful cakes the girls decorated); to Carole DeSenne whose energy is truly awesome and whose cooking class distributed a delicious chicken dish for all to taste; to Yolanda Morton who cheerfully presided over the beaded jewelry-making class and even got the parents and volunteers to make pieces of jewelry; to Craig Barshinger who showed up in spite of a very busy day to instruct the girls in juggling and to help dance the electric slide; to Claudine Scatliffe, whose talent in hair plaiting and sweet nature was a great addition to the day; to Ama Dennis for teaching the girls to exercise their talent with digital photography; to Patrice Harley, who is always there for the girls with instructions and encouragement in jumping rope; to Ruthellen Mulberg and Cynthia Smith for beautifully leading the girls in songs; to Park Ranger Deanna Sommerville who patiently instructed the girls in the difficult art of palm weaving; to Alecia Wells whose electric slide class proved to be so much fun, with most of the girls, parents and volunteers on the dance floor having a ball; to Girl Scout board members Helen Danielson and her husband Leroy (who put ran the remote-control cars), Rosalia Payne, and Dr. Angela  McGhee for their wonderful spirits and efforts to make this a success; to Girl Scout Council of the Virgin Islands’ President Jacqueline Dennis, for her complete commitment to the girls and inspirational leadership; to Corine Lockhart for her continuing dedication to Girl Scouting in the Virgin Islands; to the parents who stayed to have fun with their children, especially Tina Petito, who helped to supervise; to Dolphin Gourmet, NACO Restaurant Supply, Ronnie’s Pizza and Mo’, and the Fish Trap Restaurant for donating items and gift certificates; to the St. John Community Foundation for the use of their digital printer and bowling game; to Bellevue Community Center for the use of this wonderful space; and last but not least, to the girls who came to have fun and experiment with things that they may never have done before. St. John Girls Rock!

Lonnie Willis
St. John Board Member
Girl Scout Council of the Virgin Islands