NUKOLI‘I — Silence reigned over the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort when Ron Wiley announced the number for the winning prize at the Zonta Club of Kauai Eat Dessert First.
The silence egged Zontians Sue Kanoho and Edie Ignacio Neumiller to draw another number. As the fingers reached the edge of the big goblet containing tickets, a shriek echoed from the back of the room as Sharee Alpeche discovered a ticket from her string of tickets matched the number being called.
Alpeche was among the several hundred people who enjoyed the hospitality of the Zonta Club of Kauai and its sponsors and volunteers at the Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser that benefited Zonta Club scholarships and other community contributions and service projects.
Desserts from community vendors were the highlight of the evening.