‘One Fine Evening’ slated

LIHUE — The Rotary Club of Poipu Beach is holding its annual “One Fine Evening” fundraiser Saturday, March 11 at the Kilohana Luau Pavilion.

“It’s going to be a really fun night,” said Rotary Club President Christopher Young. “We have a lot of community organizations that we want to support.”

There will be live music, artwork, a silent auction and food from 10 restaurants from around the island.

Young said this event is about putting the needs of Kauai’s community at the forefront to ensure families have opportunities to succeed.

“We want to be as impactful in the community as possible. So even if it’s $3,000 or $40,000 that we can fundraise, it all goes a long way here on Kauai,” Young said.

Ted Faigle, club spokesman, said the club’s main focus is helping students.

“There have been cuts over time to schools and educational programs and we see how the schools work really hard to do more with less,” he said. “We’re trying to help with that problem.”

Faigle said the club has been hosting this event for 20 years and started out as a simple wine testing to raise some funds. Over the years, several hundred thousand dollars have been raised and Faigle is expecting to raise from $20,000-$30,000 this year.

“Last year, we had 550 attendees. We’re hoping for even more this year,” he said.

Admission is $60 in advance and $70 at the door. Tickets are available at http://onefineevening.org/, 240-1312 or at Kmart in lihue, The Wine Shop in Koloa and Ultimate Nails in Waimea.

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