The Virgin Islands Puerto Rican Friendship Committee served up Puerto Rican culture with a dash of Virgin Islands last Sunday at the Whim Museum grounds.
Astrid England, president of Virgin Islands Puerto Rican Friendship Committee, said the fun day keeps growing and this was the best turnout yet, with more than 300 people from href=”http://www.coldwellbankervi.com”>REAL ESTATE ST CROIX
at the free event.
In the main program area there were dances by Pearl B. Larsen Quadrille Dancers and Masqueraders. Two members of the Guardian of Culture Mocko Jumbies also performed. Around 20 members of “We Deh Ya” cultural dancers dressed in beautiful madras shirts and skirts did the quadrille.
Other activities included tours of V.I. Fire Services equipment, classes in tumbling and drumming and an art and craft table with lots of glitter and glue.
One demonstration that drew young and old alike, was a mock cock fight. The roosters’ claws were clipped and none were injured.
England said she was happy to see kids enjoying the day with their families. She said the theme, “In difficult times unity is the key to success,” was fitting for the unity felt at the event.