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High on a hill in the late afternoon sunlight, people gathered for a service that celebrated the Christmas season. A live nativity brought smiles as both children and adults participated Sunday at St. Croix Reformed Church in Kingshill.
The Christmas spirit of forgiveness was alive at the St. Croix Boat Parade in the Christiansted harbor Saturday night, the crowd cheered as the V.I. Water and Power Authority boat cruised by the boardwalk blaring the song Electric Avenue, occasionally cutting off its lights simulating a power outage.
Kids had an afternoon of fun and when it was over, they had something to bring home and trim the tree with, as 4-H ambassadors held a Christmas Ornament Festival for families at the UVI Extension Center on St. Croix.
St. Thomas Salvation Army Officer Maj. Steve Pearl had what he called a tragic childhood and lost his way early in life. “I was an angry and bitter young man,” Pearl said. He credits his wife, Irma, with being a “salvationist,” a term for those who are active members of the Salvation Army.
The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will kick off the 2019 Christmas season with “A Madras Christmas at the Dorsch” on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Dorsch Center in downtown Frederiksted.