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April 16, 2001 – Hospital patients, family, friends and residents of several homes for the elderly were treated to a Carnival show Monday afternoon at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital.
More than 100 spectators filled seats on the lobby patio while many more lined the parking area to watch an impressive lineup of entertainment.
With Irvin "Brownie" Brown as master of ceremonies, the show began with a saxophone rendition of the national and V.I. anthems, followed by prayer and the coronation of the King and Queen of the Hospital Show. Entertainment included dance performances by the Mungo Niles Quadrille Dancers, the Macislyn Bambuola Dancers, and Kwabena and the Cultural Heritage Dancers. Popular Carnival troupes, including the Gypsies, Hugga Bunch, Elskoe and Associates and the Jesters, showed off their costumes in a mini-parade while Milo's Kings, the Rising Stars, the CAHS Caribbean Ensemble and calypsonian Mighty Waggy supplied the tunes. The show ended with the traditional parade of the Clowns and Indians.
For the past eight years, the RLS Hospital and the V.I. Carnival Committee have jointly sponsored this event. Deanna Smith, director of public relations for the hospital, said that each year hospital patients and their families, as well as senior citizens throughout the community, are invited to attend.
"Many patients have attended in the past," she said, but unfortunately this year the majority of the patients were not feeling well enough.
Shereese Jurgen, director of recreational therapy at the Sea View home for the elderly, brought a small group to enjoy the show. "It's the only Carnival show they attend, and they look forward to it," she said.
To access the Source unofficial Carnival 2001 program guide, click here.

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