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Thank You!


We are so grateful to the dozens of businesses that donated to our raffle and auction this year! Check out our winners below! You helped to raise more than $50,000 to help protect and preserve VI National Park!

RAFFLE


“Cruz Bay Pub Crawl”
Enjoy a drink or two in your reusable Friends of the Park cups at the Quiet Mon, Dog House Pub, Woody’s, Tap and Still, and St. John Brewers (gift certificates between $25-$50) WINNER: Carrie Butcher

“Love City Food Tour”
Eat, drink and be merry on a St. John Food Tour Friends of the Park reusable cups included! (up to 4pp)
WINNER: John And Lee Fuller


FOOD & DRINK
 
Hook, Line and Sinker
WINNER: Juanita Young

Lime Out
WINNER: Gloria Bate

Banana Deck
Dog House Pub
WINNER: Andrea Hollett

St. John Scoops
WINNER: Mary Lou Peters

Tap and Still
WINNER: Adrian Davis
WINNER: John Reny
WINNER: James Kurtz

St. John Provisions
WINNER: Terri Mandemaker

Sam & Jack’s Deli
WINNER: Julie Van Ness
WINNER: Joan Sparling
 
Miss Lucy's Restaurant
WINNER: Rafe Boulon

High Tide Restaurant
WINNER: Barbara Morey

Lattes in Paradise on St. Thomas
WINNER: John Reny
 

GIFTS
 
 Handmade creations by Sarah Crill
WINNER: Michael Fanger
WINNER: Brenda Wiltrout
WINNER: John Reny
 
Gift basket from Kuumba Made
WINNER: Elizabeth Lowe

Sconce from Now and Zen
WINNER: Kate Norfleet
 
Gift certificate from Bamboula
WINNER: Tammy Donnelly
 
Gift certificate from Pink Papaya
WINNER: Michael Morey
 
$100 gift certificate towards Kro-Gu jewelry at Island Dream Worx
WINNER: Ralph Antolino
 
$25 gift certificate and Sea Bags Maine clutch from Lulee
WINNER: Barbara Morey
 
Handmade beach bag from Carolyn Nunes
WINNER: Sherri Draper
 
$100 gift certificate at Caravan Auto
 WINNER: Celia Kalousek
 
$75 Gift certificate to Cost U Less
 WINNER: Curtis Penn



ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
 
$250 gift certificate courtesy of Caribbean Buzz Helicopters
WINNER: Andy And Joy Stillman

Chicken N’ Bowling on St. Thomas
WINNER: Paula Garcia
 
Half-day Sailing Charter Wayward Sailor (3pp)
WINNER: Lisa DeLuca

Half-day Powerboat Charter with On the Sea Charters to Pizza Pi (2pp)
WINNER: Carrie Butcher

Full-day Sailing Charter with Morningstar Charters (2pp)
WINNER: Gershwain Sprauve

Sunset Powerboat Charter with Rockhoppin Charters (2pp)
WINNER: Rebecca Burcham

Snorkel Catamaran Sail to Pizza Pi with Cruz Bay Watersports (2pp)
WINNER: Linda Beer
 
Sunset Champagne Catamaran Sail with Cruz Bay Watersports (2pp)
WINNER: Carrie Butcher

Full-day Catamaran Sail with Seas the Day Charters (2pp)
WINNER: Gershwain Sprauve

SNUBA at Trunk Bay with VI Snuba (2pp)
WINNER: Kevin Farrell

Full-day Paddleboard Rental at Maho with Reef2Peak
WINNER: Paul Jones
 
8 day-passes to Honeymoon Beach compliments of VI Eco Tours
WINNER: Gloria Bate
 
2 day passes to Mangrove Lagoon in STT from VI Eco Tours
WINNER: Otmar Thoemmes

2 tickets to St. Thomas Cycle Boats
WINNER: Ernest Fava
 
Zipline St. Thomas
WINNER: Gary Tegtmeier
 


LOCAL ART

Book of original photography by Steve Simonsen Photography
WINNER: Brandon Gresham
 
Linda Suchochleb Original Artwork
WINNER: Elizabeth Dobrowolski

Christian Wheatley Original Artwork
WINNER: David Walker
 
 
HEALTH & BEAUTY
 
1 Chiropractor session for a new patient
(or 2 sessions for an existing patient) with Dr. Matthew Krefetz
WINNER: Tayla White

2-week unlimited pass to Coastal Retreat   
WINNER: Ernest Fava

6-month complimentary gym membership from Synergy Fitness on St. Thomas
WINNER: Erin Lieb
WINNER: David Walker

1-month complimentary gym membership from St. John Fitness
WINNER: Elizabeth Lowe

Paddleboard Lessons with SUP St. John (2pp)
WINNER: James Weitzel

Amber Day Spa
WINNER: Gary Tegtmeier
WINNER: Iyaba Ibo Mandinga
 
 

SILENT AUCTION


“A Party to Remember” 
Be a mermaid for a day with Mermaid Swim VI, design your own cake with Kenisha’s Island Delights and look stylish with your new Spartina beach bag from Just Beach plus Friends of the Park gear. 
WINNER: Celia Kalousek
 
 
“Spend the Weekend in New England”
Enjoy a 2-night stay at “A House on Main” Bed & Breakfast in historic Williamstown, MA. Plus, dinner at Mezze Restaurant! (2pp) 
WINNER: James and Elizabeth Dobrowolski


“A Trip to Sonoma’s Wine Country”
VIP Tour & Tasting at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, CA (4pp)
WINNER: Teagan Lucas


“A Spa Day for Your Pooch”
Your favorite canine will get 3 training sessions or extra walks courtesy of For the Love of Dogs.  Afterwards, send them to Canines, Cats & Critters for a day at the spa with a grooming session and some new toys and treats. A Lifestyle Mini Photo Shoot is now in order courtesy of Anne Bequette Photography.
WINNER: Carolyn Ruffer
 

EXCURSIONS

Private Sunset Sail Cloud 9 Sailing (6pp) 
WINNER: John and Kathleen Reny

Sunset Cruise aboard Southern Hospitality (6pp) 
WINNER: Mark and Julie Van Ness

Half-day fishing trip aboard Salty Daze Charters (4pp) 
WINNER: Adrian Davis

Half-day fishing trip with Ocean Surfari (4pp) 
WINNER: John and Erica Yob

Half-day powerboat with Love City Excursions (6pp)
WINNER: Mark and Julie Van Ness

Half-day sail aboard Solo Cup Charters (8pp)
WINNER: Mark and Julie Van Ness

Parasailing with Parasail VI (2pp) 
WINNER: Jessica Moser
 
Drink Water Charters
WINNER: Connie Crosby

St. John Concierges Jeep Rental
WINNER: John Newton


LESSONS

Learn to Scuba Dive
WINNER: Rozanne Silverwood
 
James Cox Knitting Class
WINNER: Kathleen Reny



LOCAL ART

Elaine Estern
WINNER: Tina Petitto

Lisa Etre 
WINNER: Barbara Morey

Les Anderson
WINNER: Tina Petitto

Yelena Rogers Photography
WINNER: Luciah Polius

Janet Cook-Rutnik
WINNER: David and Leanne DiGiacomo
 
 
JEWELRY
 
Caribbean Hook bracelet from Maya Craig
WINNER: Mark and Julie Van Ness

Jewelry from Freebird Creations
WINNER: John and Kathleen Reny

Jewelry from Vibe Collection
WINNER: Len Kola

Petroglyph pendant with diamonds and chain from Bamboo
WINNER: Scott and Linda Beer

LIVE AUCTION


LOT #1 “Date Night for a Year”
Plan a date night with someone special, once a month for an entire year; 12 certificates, 12 reasons not to cook. Lime Inn, Dave & Jerry’s Steakhouse, The Danforth, Ronnie’s Pizza, Greengo’s, Cruz Bay Landing, Morgan’s Mango, The Longboard, The Terrace, Aqua Bistro, Extra Virgin, and Banana Deck.
WINNER: Andy & Anne Hemmert
 

LOT #2 “A Week of Adventure in
Acadia National Park, Maine”
 4 guests will spend a week in Bar Harbor, Maine, minutes from Acadia National Park’s Mt. Desert District. You’ll enjoy a boat tour of Maine’s iconic lighthouses, a whale & seabird watching expedition, bike rentals, ferry ride, & paddle boarding, compliments of Bar Harbor Whale Watch, Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop, and Schoodic Institute at Acadia NP. Dining options at Abels’ Lobster Pound, Side Street Café, Havana and cocktails with members of Friends of Acadia.
WINNER: Mike and Anne Robertson
 
 
LOT #3 “A Night Under the Stars”
 8 guests will enjoy a private dinner and overnight accommodations with David and Rhonda McCay at their home, La Vita, the newest luxury villa in Peter Bay. Dinner is compliments of Passion Fruit Chefs, beautiful music by Chasing Hues, wine pairings by Caribbean Wines. Plus Friends of the Park beach gear for that dip in the pool.
WINNER: John and Kathleen Reny
WINNER: Susan Boggia
 

LOT #4 “Dinner with The President”
 Get to know the President of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, Todd Sampsell, at a private dinner at 1864 Restaurant in Mongoose. (Up to 4 people).
WINNER: Dick Foley and Susan Crane


LOT #5 “A Week at the Moser’s Maine Estate”
7 guests will enjoy a 7-night stay at David & Pamela Moser’s oceanfront home on Dingley Island, Maine. The home is filled with first edition art, custom-built Thomas Moser furniture & was recently featured in Maine Home & Design Magazine. WINNER: Marianne Rooney
 

LOT #6 “Author’s Table”
 Join NY Times Best Selling author Elin Hilderbrand for a delightful family-style meal at La Tapa. Elin is well known on St. John for many of her fictional books being set on St. John. Learn the behind-the-scenes of her on-the-ground research, and get a sneak peek into the backstories of her characters. (up to 6 people)
WINNER: Scott and Linda Beer

 
LOT #7 “A St. John Vacation”
2 guests will enjoy a 3-night stay at Gallows Point Resort, dinner at Ocean 362, a guided kayak tour of the East End of St. John courtesy of Virgin Islands Expedition Co. Plus, beach gear from Friends of the Park. 
WINNER: Stephen and Patricia Fox


 LOT #9 “A Day of Rest and Relaxation”
Enjoy a 60-minute facial at St. John Organics, a 1-hour therapeutic massage with VI Body Spa, a 1-hour yoga class at St. John Yoga, a clean house by Mind Your Business Cleaning, followed by a private dinner at home by Chef Eddie Wilson (2 people). WINNERS: John and Kathleen Reny
 

LOT #10 “Tour & Tasting on
Lovango Island”
 Sail to Lovango Island aboard S/V Helios, a 48’ Hinckley Sou’wester Yawl, for a tour of the island and lunch (up to 6 people). You will be one of the first to see the new ZOZOS-on-the-Water restaurant! You’ll also receive beach gear from Friends of the Park. WINNERS: Andy and Anne Hemmert

 
LOT #11 “A Day on the Water”
Cruise around with your best friends on a full day sail aboard catamaran S/V Mahiya with Virgin Magic Charters (up to 6 people), plus water bottles, hats, beach towels & sunscreen for everyone courtesy of Friends of VI National Park Store at Mongoose. This charter begins and ends in Coral Bay so finish the day with a bite at Skinny Legs. WINNER: Mark and Rosanne Silverwood
 

LOT #12 “Livin' the Dream”
Deluxe Hurricane Preparedness Kit
 Help a friend or loved one not just survive, but thrive this hurricane season with this deluxe hurricane-preparedness kit! Includes 5 passes at St. John Cardio Kickboxing, Helio solar-powered battery/generator courtesy of Maho Crossroads, $100 free gas from E&C Gas Station, $200 towards service at Caravan Auto, $100 gift certificate to Starfish Market, $250 shopping spree at St. John Hardware, and 4 hours of plumbing service from Fernando Micheletti.
WINNER: David and Leanne DiGiacomo


LOT #13 “Spend the Week Off the
 Coast of Cape Cod”
5-night stay for 2 people at either The Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard or The Nantucket Hotel in Nantucket. Winner’s Choice!
WINNER: Willie Hamad
WINNER:  John and Melanie Shain
 
Surprise Lot! "Sunset, Strings and Sails"
Catamaran sunset sail for up to 12 people donated by Beach Charters with a performance by Island Girl Music Erin Hart.
WINNER: David and Rhonda McCay

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