UVI Announces Winning Cooks of Afternoon on the Green 2019

UVI Afternoon on the Green People’s Choice Award Winner: Cora Thomas-Cranston (front center) poses with committee members and AT&T sponsors.

A number of cooks left in grand celebration following the University of the Virgin Islands’ 29th Annual Afternoon on the Green. The event was held on Sunday, March 24, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, St. Thomas Campus. Awards were presented to several cooks whose donated dishes were adjudged first, second or third in various categories.

Afternoon on the Green co-chairs Kyza A. Callwood and Loretta Lloyd thanks the community for coming out to the support UVI’s annual “friendraiser” and also thanks the volunteers for their assistance.

“Afternoon on the Green could not have been as successful as it was without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and the delectable dishes prepared by the cooks,” said Callwood. “We are thankful that members of the community see the value in supporting such an important event that benefits a very worthy cause.”

Approximately 80 cooks donated some 120 dishes to this year’s Afternoon on the Green.

Veggie Shack winners pose for photos at Afternoon on the Green.

Cora Thomas-Cranston received the “Overall People’s Choice” award after getting the most paper ballot and text votes. She prepared assorted cup tarts and won a Samsung tablet, compliments of AT&T.

Afternoon on the Green 2014 Winners

Overall People’s Choice
•Cora Thomas-Cranston – Assorted Cup Tarts
Desserts and Sweeties
•1st Prize – Assorted Cup Tarts – Cora Thomas-Cranston
•2nd Prize – Lena’s Love That Cheesecake – Lena Steele Williams
•3rd Prize – Tarts – Lorraine L. George
Main Dishes/Meats/Poultry
•1st Prize – Stewed Chicken – Marvin A. Blyden
Side Dishes
•1st Prize – Baked Mac & Cheese – Coreen Lloyd-Adams
•2nd Prize – Baked Mac & Cheese – Marvin A. Blyden
Vegetarian Dishes
•1st Prize – Mini Roti Pate – Veggie Shack
•2nd Prize – Rice Noodle Salad – Veggie Shack
•3rd Prize – Mini Lentil Mushroom Pate – Veggie Shack
•1st Prize – Seafood Soup – Nelsia Williams
•2nd Prize – Mahi Chowder – Emerald Beach (Ingrid Simon)
•3rd Prize – Mussels in Butter Sauce – Sidewalk Grill Express
Native Drinks
•1st Prize – Popeye’s Revenge – Marquis Aubain
•2nd Prize – Groovy Gulp – Marquis Aubain
•3rd Prize – Cool Breeze – Marquis Aubain

“Our goal was to reinvigorate the spirit of Afternoon on the Green this year,” said Mitchell Neaves, vice-president for institutional advancement at UVI. “The planning committee did an outstanding job working collectively the past few months and the outcome of their efforts produced one of our must successful undertakings in the history of the event.”

President Dr. David Hall poses for a photo with the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship recipients Shania Farrington and Alana Urena.

Afternoon on the Green co-chair Loretta Lloyd thanked all of the sponsors of the event for their support. “The support of the corporate community plays a tremendous role in making Afternoon on the Green the success it was,” Lloyd said. “This year we witnessed an eagerness for Afternoon, as was demonstrated by the number of entities that came on board this year.”

The event was sponsored by AT&T, Coca Cola, VI Lottery, The West Indian Company, VI Council on the Arts, VI Water and Power Authority, VI Port Authority, Paradise Chiropractic, Merchants Commercial Bank, St. Thomas Federal Credit Union, VI Waste Management Authority, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, First Bank, Pro Solar, Lew Henley’s Sewage Disposal, Buzz Radio station, Bellows International, Alpine, MSI, Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Greengos, Mim’s Seaside Bistro and East End Medical Center.

The proceeds of Afternoon on the Green go toward supporting the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards. Two Ivan Eudora Kean High School seniors were named as beneficiaries of this scholarship at the event. Shania Farrington will pursue her undergraduate studies in Hospitality and Tourism and Alana Urena will pursue her undergraduate studies in Business Accounting. Both students will commence their studies at UVI in the fall semester of 2019.