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Community 17 Feb, 2020 Follow News

Sponsor representatives present cheque to Meals on Wheels (l-r) Linval Johnson of Fidelity Bank, Pedro St James’ Debbie Bodden, Meals on Wheels’ Jennifer West, Cayman Spirits Company’s Jessica Soares and Grace Coconut Water Representative Casey Goff. Back row – Cayman Spirits Diver Mascot

BOB FMs Taylor Vaughn, Miss World Cayman Islands Jaci Patrick and Fidelity Bank’s Linval Johnson with Coco Fest Coconut Cake Competition Winner - Olivia Aashikpelokhai from the Outpost Bar and Grill

Visitors enjoy the fresh chopped coconuts from the Pedro booth

Fidelity Bank staff readying themselves to speak visitors to their booth

Funds raised for Meals on Wheels


Hundreds of people wandered their way through the seven-acre property of Pedro St. James on Saturday, 8th February for the fifth annual Coco Fest. The coconut festival celebrates the ingenuity of local cottage industry businesses while raising funds for a dual purpose; to assist in the preservation of the Great House and to give back to a local charity.

Pedro St. James Operations Manager Deborah Bodden was delighted with the turn out. “We saw a high level of support for our national historical site and this year’s chosen charity Meals on Wheels. The event raised a combined $2,673.00, with $1 from each paid admission, $300 from drinks sales of 1780 Rum and coconut water donated by Cayman Spirits Company and Grace Coconut Water, raffle ticket sales and additional donations,” she said.

For the second consecutive year, Fidelity Bank Cayman Ltd. signed on as the main sponsor in a show of support to local companies and artisans. “As one of the leading indigenous banks in the Cayman Islands, we are happy to embrace the Caymanian culture, and by extension, support donations to the Meals on Wheels initiative. Fidelity sees this as a great opportunity to contribute to the wider community which we serve,” said Fidelity Bank Senior Business Analyst, Linval Johnson.

Meals on Wheels staff, board members and volunteers were out in full force at the event and are grateful for the kind reception. “On all levels Coco Fest was a blessing to Meals on Wheels, we were indeed able to enroll delivery volunteers as well as Coin Drive volunteers,” expressed Meals on Wheels General Manager Jennifer West.

“A heartfelt thanks to Pedro [St. James], Fidelity Bank and the Tourism Attraction Board for hosting such an amazing, cultural event and for supporting our cause at the same time,” added Ms. West.

Other sponsors include Bob 94.9 FM, Pepsi, Crown Events, Vigoro Nursery and The Security Centre. “We want to also thank the RCIPS, Heather Bodden and the CI Baptist Church for their assistance with additional parking and support,” commented Mrs. Bodden.

For information on Pedro St. James, location rentals and upcoming events contact Debbie Bodden on 947-3329 or email Mona Meade at marketing@tab.ky or 949-6999.


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The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is responsible for managing the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park; the National Historic Site, Pedro St. James; the Cayman Craft Market and the Hell Geological Site. For information on the TAB or its agencies please email marketing@tab.ky, call 949-6999 or visit the website www.tab.ky and its social media sites.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Main Sponsor - Fidelity Bank Cayman Ltd.

Tourism Attraction Board

Pepsi (CEL Distributors)

BOB 94.9FM

Vigoro Nursery

The Security Centre

Grace Coconut Water (Jacques Scott Distributors)

Cayman Spirits Company

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