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CRUCIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL EVENTS GUIDE

December 19, 2001 – "A Little Bit of Old – and All That's New for Crucian Festival 2002," is the theme this year for the Crucian Christmas Festival, held on St. Croix.
The festival has been an island tradition since 1952.
A calendar of events is listed. The Source will update the listings as information is made available.
For further information on events, call the Festival office at 719-3379, or Fax 777-8136. The office is located in at the Village Mall in Barren Spot, upstairs in Suite 106. It is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Someone will be available until 7 p.m. to purchase the madras material, while the supply lasts, for the Grand Community Quadrille, scheduled for Jan. 1.
Who's who of Festival officers: Vera M. Falu, president; Lenise Hunt, vice president; Lawrence A. Bastian, treasurer; Norman Edwards, assistant treasurer; Antoinette Lenhardt, recording secretary; Deborah C. Johnson, corresponding secretary.
Debra Gaines is office manager.
DJ Myron will be on the reviewing stand for parades Jan. 4 and 5.
MCs throughout the Festival include: Mean Dean, George "Bagoon" O'Reilly, St. Claire Williams, Bad Company, Tony Santos, and Robert Luke.

Free Posters Available
The Festival office has a supply of free posters, made available by sponsor Wiesner Development Company. There's a limit of two per person, while supplies last.
Raffle
Raffle tickets, at $5 per chance or $50 for a book of 11 tickets, are on sale at the Festival office. Prize details below under Jan. 4.
Miss St. Croix Queen Pageant
Prince and Princess Presentation and Coronation
Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at Island Center.
Parade Marshals' meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at Gertrude's.
For further information contact Davidson Charlemagne at 778-8371 or the Festival office.
Gloria Joseph's Food Fair
Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Frederiksted Vegetable Market.
There'll be foods, arts, crafts, and entertainment. The schedule:
10-11 a.m. DJ Sax
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Blinky and the Roadmasters & Frederiksted Masqueraders
1:30-2 p.m. DJ Sax
2-3 p.m. Steel Pan and Mocko Jumbies
3-5 p.m. Stanley & the 10 Sleepless Knights; Quadrille Dancers
5-7:30 p.m. Image Band
Bradley Christian at 719-4538 has further information.
Festival bands contract deadline
Friday, Dec. 21, at the Festival office
The Festival Entertainment Committee reminds all bands that are participating in the 2001-2002 Festival that contracts must be signed by Dec. 21. Festival office has further information.
Coney Island rides open
Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Village site, Frederiksted
Calypso Monarch Elimination Tent
Friday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. at the Y2K Nite Club, Frederiksted.
Numerous Calypsonians compete for a spot in the final competition on Jan. 3, 2002. Come see and hear Princess Rosalyn, Lady Ann, Tumba, Llewellyn, Renegade, King Generic, Mighty Pat, Mighty Willow, Shari Diamond, King Paul, King Herring, Monarch, Lariel Gerard, Lady Rowena, and Wellington Pelle.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Ada's Creative Touch, Pancho's in Sunny Isle, Dawn's in Frederiksted, and the Festival Office.
"Bradley Christian Heritage Village" opens
Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. ribbon-cutting.
DJ Myron from 6 p.m.
Ricardo Richards Steel Band, 6-8 p.m.; Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, 8-11 p.m.; Xpress Band, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Reggae Night
Thursday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
DJ Junie from 6 p.m.
Midnight Band / various artists, 8 p.m.; Phranchize Band, 1-3 a.m.
Music at the Village
Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
V.I. Housing Steel Orchestra, 6-8 p.m.; Digital Band, 8-11 p.m.; China Dan, 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Greek Night: "Stepping Show with Sorors & Frats"
Saturday, Dec. 29, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
DJ Glamorous from 6 p.m.
Stroka Band, 8-11 p.m.; Image Band, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Junior Calypsonians Show With Xpress Band
Saturday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m. at Island Center.
Latin Night
Sunday, Dec. 30, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
DJ Brache from 6 p.m., with a show featuring Raphy Levitt andGrupo Kaos directly from Puerto Rico.
Liquid Sounds, 5-9:30 p.m.; Raphy Levitt, 10-12:30 p.m.; Grupo Kaos, 1-3 a.m.
New Year's Eve
Monday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. at the Village
DJ Johnny from 7 p.m.
Phranchize, 8-11 p.m.; Noel Band (Velma Cruz), 11:30 p.m.-2 am.; Wild fire, 2-4 a.m.
New Year's Tramp
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at 5 a.m.
Location of start, route, and finish to be announced later.
Cultural Night
Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 6 p.m. in the Village
DJ Komombo from 6 p.m.
Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, 8 p.m., with the St. Croix Heritage Dancers.
Grand Community Quadrille Tribute to "Bradley Christian"
VIO, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Music at the Village
Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 6 p.m. in the Village
DJ Hammer from 6 p.m.
Xpress Band, 8 p.m.
King and Queen of the Band, 9 p.m.
Image Band, 10:30 p.m.; Jam Band, 12 a.m.; DJ Carl 3 a.m.-6 a.m.
Jou'vert Jam
Thursday, Jan. 3, at 4 a.m.
Location of start, route, and finish to be announced later.
Music at the Village
Thursday, Jan. 3, from 6 p.m. at the Village
DJ Junie from 6 p.m.
China Dan, 8-10 p.m.; Digital Band, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Calypso Monarch Competition
Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m. at Island Center
MC – Bad Company & Sly J from 2DK, Antigua
Children's Parade
Friday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
DJ Stonchart, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Music at the Village
Friday, Jan. 4, at the Village
DJ Carl from 6 p.m.
Generation Band, 3-7 p.m.; New Direction (St. Vincent), 8-11 p.m.; Pyour Passion, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Raffle Drawing
Friday, Jan. 4, sometime during the evening, at the village
First prize: Carnival Destiny Cruise for two, including cruise fare and round-trip airfare from St. Croix to San Juan.
Second prize: Round-trip airfare for two from St. Croix to San Juan, good anytime.
Third prize: Round-trip airfare for two from St. Croix to St. Thomas, good anytime.
Travel arrangements are by Let's Travel.
Three Kings Day Parade
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
DJ Heart A Tak, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Music at the Village
Saturday, Jan. 5
DJ Komombo from 5 p.m.
Native Rhythms, 6-8 p.m.; Liquid Sounds, 9 -11 p.m.; VIO, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Music at the Village
Sunday, Jan. 6
DJ Johnny from 4 p.m.
Phranchize Band, 5-7:30 p.m.; VIO, 8-11 p.m.
"Last Lap"Burning Flames, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Local Calypso Show
Monday, Jan. 7
with Junior Calypsonians, Calypso Monarch backed by Xpress
DJ Myron from 6 p.m.
Xpress Band, from 8 p.m.
Village closes at midnight.
Themes for Festival 2002-2003 sought.
Deadline Jan. 15, 2002, at 5 p.m.
Just in case you've reached the end of this year's Festival and have come up with a great idea for next year's theme, The Festival is accepting themes for the Festival's 2002-2003 Golden Anniversary.
Next year's festival will culminate with the Grand Golden Jubilee Three Kings Day parade on Jan. 6, 2003.
Theme entries should be cultural/ historical and reflect the celebration of 50 years of Festival. All entries should be typewritten or in legible handwriting, or emailed to lbastian@islands.vi
To submit entry, send name, mailing address, telephone number and theme by mail to Crucian Christmas Festival Committee, Golden anniversary Committee, P. O. Box 8596, Sunny Isles, St. Croix, V.I. 00923.
The winning entry will be awarded at the Festival Awards Ceremony, to be announced at a later date. The winn
ing entry will receive a prize of $1,000, to be awarded by the V.I. Department of Tourism.

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December 19, 2001 - "A Little Bit of Old – and All That's New for Crucian Festival 2002," is the theme this year for the Crucian Christmas Festival, held on St. Croix.
The festival has been an island tradition since 1952.
A calendar of events is listed. The Source will update the listings as information is made available.
For further information on events, call the Festival office at 719-3379, or Fax 777-8136. The office is located in at the Village Mall in Barren Spot, upstairs in Suite 106. It is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Someone will be available until 7 p.m. to purchase the madras material, while the supply lasts, for the Grand Community Quadrille, scheduled for Jan. 1.
Who's who of Festival officers: Vera M. Falu, president; Lenise Hunt, vice president; Lawrence A. Bastian, treasurer; Norman Edwards, assistant treasurer; Antoinette Lenhardt, recording secretary; Deborah C. Johnson, corresponding secretary.
Debra Gaines is office manager.
DJ Myron will be on the reviewing stand for parades Jan. 4 and 5.
MCs throughout the Festival include: Mean Dean, George "Bagoon" O'Reilly, St. Claire Williams, Bad Company, Tony Santos, and Robert Luke.

Free Posters Available
The Festival office has a supply of free posters, made available by sponsor Wiesner Development Company. There's a limit of two per person, while supplies last.
Raffle
Raffle tickets, at $5 per chance or $50 for a book of 11 tickets, are on sale at the Festival office. Prize details below under Jan. 4.
Miss St. Croix Queen Pageant
Prince and Princess Presentation and Coronation
Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at Island Center.
Parade Marshals' meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at Gertrude's.
For further information contact Davidson Charlemagne at 778-8371 or the Festival office.
Gloria Joseph's Food Fair
Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Frederiksted Vegetable Market.
There'll be foods, arts, crafts, and entertainment. The schedule:
10-11 a.m. DJ Sax
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Blinky and the Roadmasters & Frederiksted Masqueraders
1:30-2 p.m. DJ Sax
2-3 p.m. Steel Pan and Mocko Jumbies
3-5 p.m. Stanley & the 10 Sleepless Knights; Quadrille Dancers
5-7:30 p.m. Image Band
Bradley Christian at 719-4538 has further information.
Festival bands contract deadline
Friday, Dec. 21, at the Festival office
The Festival Entertainment Committee reminds all bands that are participating in the 2001-2002 Festival that contracts must be signed by Dec. 21. Festival office has further information.
Coney Island rides open
Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Village site, Frederiksted
Calypso Monarch Elimination Tent
Friday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. at the Y2K Nite Club, Frederiksted.
Numerous Calypsonians compete for a spot in the final competition on Jan. 3, 2002. Come see and hear Princess Rosalyn, Lady Ann, Tumba, Llewellyn, Renegade, King Generic, Mighty Pat, Mighty Willow, Shari Diamond, King Paul, King Herring, Monarch, Lariel Gerard, Lady Rowena, and Wellington Pelle.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Ada's Creative Touch, Pancho's in Sunny Isle, Dawn's in Frederiksted, and the Festival Office.
"Bradley Christian Heritage Village" opens
Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. ribbon-cutting.
DJ Myron from 6 p.m.
Ricardo Richards Steel Band, 6-8 p.m.; Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, 8-11 p.m.; Xpress Band, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Reggae Night
Thursday, Dec. 27, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
DJ Junie from 6 p.m.
Midnight Band / various artists, 8 p.m.; Phranchize Band, 1-3 a.m.
Music at the Village
Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
V.I. Housing Steel Orchestra, 6-8 p.m.; Digital Band, 8-11 p.m.; China Dan, 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Greek Night: "Stepping Show with Sorors & Frats"
Saturday, Dec. 29, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
DJ Glamorous from 6 p.m.
Stroka Band, 8-11 p.m.; Image Band, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Junior Calypsonians Show With Xpress Band
Saturday, Dec. 29, 8 p.m. at Island Center.
Latin Night
Sunday, Dec. 30, from 6 p.m. at the Village.
DJ Brache from 6 p.m., with a show featuring Raphy Levitt andGrupo Kaos directly from Puerto Rico.
Liquid Sounds, 5-9:30 p.m.; Raphy Levitt, 10-12:30 p.m.; Grupo Kaos, 1-3 a.m.
New Year's Eve
Monday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. at the Village
DJ Johnny from 7 p.m.
Phranchize, 8-11 p.m.; Noel Band (Velma Cruz), 11:30 p.m.-2 am.; Wild fire, 2-4 a.m.
New Year's Tramp
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at 5 a.m.
Location of start, route, and finish to be announced later.
Cultural Night
Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 6 p.m. in the Village
DJ Komombo from 6 p.m.
Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, 8 p.m., with the St. Croix Heritage Dancers.
Grand Community Quadrille Tribute to "Bradley Christian"
VIO, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Music at the Village
Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 6 p.m. in the Village
DJ Hammer from 6 p.m.
Xpress Band, 8 p.m.
King and Queen of the Band, 9 p.m.
Image Band, 10:30 p.m.; Jam Band, 12 a.m.; DJ Carl 3 a.m.-6 a.m.
Jou'vert Jam
Thursday, Jan. 3, at 4 a.m.
Location of start, route, and finish to be announced later.
Music at the Village
Thursday, Jan. 3, from 6 p.m. at the Village
DJ Junie from 6 p.m.
China Dan, 8-10 p.m.; Digital Band, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Calypso Monarch Competition
Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 p.m. at Island Center
MC – Bad Company & Sly J from 2DK, Antigua
Children's Parade
Friday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
DJ Stonchart, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Music at the Village
Friday, Jan. 4, at the Village
DJ Carl from 6 p.m.
Generation Band, 3-7 p.m.; New Direction (St. Vincent), 8-11 p.m.; Pyour Passion, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Raffle Drawing
Friday, Jan. 4, sometime during the evening, at the village
First prize: Carnival Destiny Cruise for two, including cruise fare and round-trip airfare from St. Croix to San Juan.
Second prize: Round-trip airfare for two from St. Croix to San Juan, good anytime.
Third prize: Round-trip airfare for two from St. Croix to St. Thomas, good anytime.
Travel arrangements are by Let's Travel.
Three Kings Day Parade
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
DJ Heart A Tak, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Music at the Village
Saturday, Jan. 5
DJ Komombo from 5 p.m.
Native Rhythms, 6-8 p.m.; Liquid Sounds, 9 -11 p.m.; VIO, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Music at the Village
Sunday, Jan. 6
DJ Johnny from 4 p.m.
Phranchize Band, 5-7:30 p.m.; VIO, 8-11 p.m.
"Last Lap"Burning Flames, 11:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Local Calypso Show
Monday, Jan. 7
with Junior Calypsonians, Calypso Monarch backed by Xpress
DJ Myron from 6 p.m.
Xpress Band, from 8 p.m.
Village closes at midnight.
Themes for Festival 2002-2003 sought.
Deadline Jan. 15, 2002, at 5 p.m.
Just in case you've reached the end of this year's Festival and have come up with a great idea for next year's theme, The Festival is accepting themes for the Festival's 2002-2003 Golden Anniversary.
Next year's festival will culminate with the Grand Golden Jubilee Three Kings Day parade on Jan. 6, 2003.
Theme entries should be cultural/ historical and reflect the celebration of 50 years of Festival. All entries should be typewritten or in legible handwriting, or emailed to lbastian@islands.vi
To submit entry, send name, mailing address, telephone number and theme by mail to Crucian Christmas Festival Committee, Golden anniversary Committee, P. O. Box 8596, Sunny Isles, St. Croix, V.I. 00923.
The winning entry will be awarded at the Festival Awards Ceremony, to be announced at a later date. The winn ing entry will receive a prize of $1,000, to be awarded by the V.I. Department of Tourism.