Over 200 members of the community attended MBW’s Mystery in the Wild West Event on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the VI Montessori School. The school’s solar awning was transformed into “The Deadwood Saloon” set in 1874. Food was provided by MBW Cafe and Bakery at the direction of Cafe manager Chef Julius Jackson. The event raised $66,000 to support My Brother’s Workshop (MBW).
In addition to the Whodunit Mystery Game, there were carnival style games, poker, black jack and live entertainment, making for a spectacular evening. Magician Lisa Menna of www.CauseToWonder.org amused the crowd with her magic tricks. Prizes were awarded to Best Male and Female Actors, Best Supporting Male and Female Actors, Best Dressed, and, of course, Best Sleuth.
“MBW is such an asset to our community and this event was a fun and different opportunity to support this amazing organization,” said Mark Grimes. A wonderful time was had by all!
The event was made possible through the sponsorships and support of International Private Bank, ICMC, HMRT, Heavy Materials, Cruzan Rum, Jim Beam, Makers Mark, The Buzz Radio, Nicolas Feuillate, Columbia Crest, Caribbean Risk Group, Kellerhals Ferguson Kroblin PLLC, Wala Ice, Island Wiring, ProSolar, St. Thomas Reformed Church, Concessions International, Mark Iandolo Photography, Take it Easy Charters, Tropical Treasure Hunt Co., Pic-A-Pose and Quantum Sails.
Raffle prizes (donated by local businesses) included items from MBW, Chicken ‘n Bowling, Tap and Still, The Poised Palm Yoga and Thai Massage, Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters, VI Swag, artist Jenny Hawkes, CrewZen VI and Sonic Charters.
“We were overwhelmed by the support of our amazing community who continues to help us change the lives of young people in the territory through the program of MBW. Thank you to all who helped and attended. We look forward to planning next year’s event,” said Jenny Hawkes, MBW’s executive director. The theme for next year’s Mystery Event has been set in Roman Times and is already highly anticipated.
My Brother’s Workshop is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope, faith and healing to at-risk and high-risk youth in the U.S. Virgin Islands, ages 16-24. Their holistic approach has helped over 1,200 young people choose a better path, further their education and ultimately change their lives.