Amid a flurry of support from local businesses and a misting rain, the 7th annual Hoedown for Hope opened its doors to an enthusiastic crowd Saturday evening at the Kilohana Pavilion.
Marty Leonard and Not My First Rodeo primed the crowd mingling through a variety of fundraising activities before the featured country female duo, Maddie and Tae, took the stage.
Judge Cliff Nakea and his wife Gloria served as the first-ever honorary chairs, greeting guests who arrived attired in proper Western gear and a desire to help fulfill the goal of $70,000.
Yvette Sahut served as the gala’s co-chair along with Jose Aguayo of King Auto Center, this year’s presenting Platinum Buckle Sponsor.
Since its inception, the Hoedown for Hope has raised nearly $350,000 for the American Cancer Society.