St. Croix's Lyme Lounge hosting Halloween fundraiser
Published: October 24, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Ghosts and goblins, vixens and vampires are all getting ready to offer tricks or treats on Saturday as The Lyme Lounge and Night Club prepares to scare up screams and funds for a deserving non-profit organization.
Last year when the event first took place, ghosts, witches, pixies, pirates, mummies, cavemen, angels, Dracula and more hit the streets to enjoy the holiday event and support two non-profits.
This year, proceeds from The Big Halloween Bash will benefit the Gentlemen of Jones Christmas Lighting project, which has been lighting the streets of Christiansted for the Christmas season for decades.
Denise Kainth, co-owner of The Lyme in La Grande Princesse, said the chosen organization has been a constant contributor to the betterment of life in the community and has continued make a difference in the community. With more financial support from businesses like hers, the organization can do even more for the community, especially during the holidays, Kainth said.
"We all know the leaders and members of the organization, they have been around for years, and the work they do affects the entire community and gives a positive experience to our visitors," she said. "This has been a very tough economic year for most of us, and even the non-profit organizations have been feeling it and need our help now more than ever."
The economy has taken its toll on another annual Halloween bash, as well. In what would have been its 20th year, The V.I. Community AIDS Resource and Education, Inc. has decided not to hold its Halloween Extravaganza supporting the programs that promote HIV and AIDS awareness in the community.
Sandra Phaire, VICARE director, said the event has been the biggest fundraiser for the group, but this year they are moving away from the tradition.
"Last year we barely broke even and even other fundraisers have not been doing so well, so I really do not have a good feeling about it," Phaire said.
Kainth said the Lyme event includes a dynamic spooky atmosphere, drink specials, door prizes, raffles and awards for best scary, sexy and original costumes with more than $1,000 in prizes all night long.
She said there will be plenty of security at the event to ensure a safe atmosphere for everyone, and she said that no illegal or disruptive behavior or activities will be allowed on the premises.
Tickets for the Halloween Bash at The Lyme are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket outlets are IHOP and 47th Street Jewelry, Epok Graphics or at The Lyme on Friday night.
Only persons with advanced tickets will qualify for special raffle prizes from some of the island's top retailers.
- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email email@example.com.