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UVI Community Urged to Support University’s Christmas Carnival Parade Entry; Participants Still Welcome

The UVI community is encouraged to support participants in this year’s University entry in the Crucian Christmas Carnival parade scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The float will feature a tropical garden – with flowers native to the Virgin Islands – and beach scene. Music will be provided by UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus Steel Band Orchestra. Participants will be in four categories: Hibiscus, Sea Urchins, Sea Shells and Bougainvillea. Costume section three – Sea Shells – will highlight UVI’s alumni and honor their historic achievement of a 50 percent alumni giving rate.

The UVI entry is still accepting student, alumni, faculty and staff participants. For more information and details on cost, or to register to participate, please contact Hedda Finch-Simpson at (340) 692-4228/340643-1996 or Necola Charles at (340) 244-3433. Individuals may also send e-mail to: uvistxfestivalcommittee@gmail.com. A Carnival registration form – with more information – is available from this direct link.