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Raffle Prize for LCNV's 50th Anniversary

A Week at Calypso del Sol in St. John

* Online sales are closed. Raffle tickets can be purchased in person tonight at the event 

Drawing for the raffle prize will be held on October 3, 2012 at the One for the Books Gala.

Winner does not have to be present to win.

Imagine up to 6 people staying 7 nights at a luxurious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa in “the American Paradise” – St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands -- for only $50!

Calypso del Sol is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa on beautiful St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The villa has glorious water views from the pool deck and large, covered porches, with glorious sunsets. You can relax around the unusually large pool or try out the hot tub. The screened porch provides a comfortable shelter. Calypso is beautifully appointed to offer every comfort in a close-in but very private location, while making the most of its beautiful Caribbean setting. It has WiFi and air conditioning in each room. Each bedroom is of equal size and beautifully decorated in a Caribbean theme;  All three can be made up as king beds, or two of the rooms can be made up as twins. Each bedroom also has an attractive, equally large en suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Affter a day at beach or pool, it is a short drive to one of the many fine or fun restaurants for which St. John is known. Families and romantics will adore this picturesque and idyllic villa.


  • The drawing will be held on October 3, 2012. It is being held in accordance with Virginia laws.
  • Raffle tickets are $50 each and are not tax deductible.
  • A maximum of 600 raffle tickets will be sold.
  • The prize is a week-long (7 night) stay at Calypso del Sol, on St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  A maximum of 6 people may stay at the villa. 
  • Winner may select a 7-day period between October 3 and December 22, 2012 or between April 6 and December 21, 2013, excluding Thanksgiving week, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. The calendar showing availability is posted at The winner may pay the high season differential (approximately $1600) to stay at the villa between January 2 and April 14, 2013 or for Thanksgiving.
  • The prize/rental week must be used by/expires on December 21, 2013.
  • The winner must coordinate with the owner in choosing the week to stay, and will be asked to complete a rental agreement. A fully refundable $350 security deposit is required, but there are no other fees.
  • The owner will provide additional details about the villa and St. John, including transportation to St. John, places to go, where to eat, best beaches to visit, information on rental car agencies, etc. 
  • An on-island villa manager will meet the winner upon arrival on St. John and will escort the winner to the villa and provide a welcoming overview of the villa. The villa manager is on call for emergencies.
  • This prize does NOT include airfare. All costs for food, transportation, and other expenditures while traveling to or on St John are the responsibility of the winner and fellow travelers.
  • For additional photos of and information on the villa including availability, go to, or contact the owner. 
  • After selecting when you want to stay -- to make a reservation -- contact Sally Jaggar at or or 703-759-7344.

Value of prize: $3,850

THIS RAFFLE PRIZE IS DONATED BY Joe and Mary Ann Nocerino and Franz and Sally Jaggar, owners, to honor the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia on its 50th anniversary.

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