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Governor's Luncheon

In an effort to get a brighter picture of our economic stability and address the concerns of​ the residents of St. Croix, OTF hosted a Governor's Luncheon at the American Legion on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 11:00am to 2:00 pm.

Honorable Governor John P. Dejongh Jr. was the guest speaker at the event. The Governor summed up the economic plight of the territory and engaged the audience in a question and answer segment.

Frederiksted Town Clean-Up

The Frederiksted Town Clean-Up was held during the months of May and June. This was an initiative by Dawn Bruce of the Governor's Office. OTF partnered with the Governor's office in an effort to demonstrate the need for residents and property owners to take control of their community and to participate in solutions for some of our problems

The Frederiksted Cemetary was cleaned up in time for the Memorial Day Ceremony. In addition,Dorsch, Marley, Frederiksted beach, and streets in Frederiksted were cleaned up.  To thank us for our efforts on the last day of the clean-up on Hospital Street, a property owner prepared Breakfast for all the Volunteers. Kudos also goes out to the Department of Public Works employees, who were not paid, but assisted us by picking up and disposing of the trash.

Visit by the Great-Great Nephew of Peter von Scholten

The members of Our Town Frederiksted, Honorable Lieutenant Governor Francis and community activists had the opportunity to meet with the great nephew of Peter von Scholten, Henrick von Scholten. Peter von Scholten was the governor of the former Danish West Indies from 1827-1848. Mr. von Scholten is hoping to form a collaborative partnership with the Danish government, V.I. government, nonprofit organizations, private sector, educational institutions and community groups in establishing an agreement to revitalize historic methods and applications. The transfer of knowledge and skills is crucial so our community does not lose these important best practices for restoration. with any project, funding becomes an issue in order to promote such an effort.

OTF In The News

Frederiksted Town to Benefit from Clean-Up Effort Led by LGO

Group hopes to clean up Frederiksted - VI Daily News, April 1, 2013

Gov. DeJongh meets with Our Town Frederiksted - VI Source, Jan. 13, 2012

Al Franklin's "After Thought" on Newsline 340

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