WAIMEA — Rotary Club of Poipu Beach, assisted by the Island School and Kauai High School Interact Clubs, hosted a Christmas Party for about 100 children of Child and Family Services Nana’s House clients at the Waimea Theatre.
The Saturday morning party included a bento box breakfast, popcorn, and a screening of the film “Captain Underpants.” The morning was topped off by a visit from Santa and a gift for each child.
While unwrapping her gift one young attendee was overheard to exclaim, “This is the best day ever!”
Interact Club students from Island and Kauai High schools assisted in advance to purchase and wrap gifts. In addition, the Koloa School kindergarten class was engaged to make gift tags. Staff from Nana’s House helped with the event.
Funding for the event was provided by generous donations of Rotarians, fundraisers, and a gift from Joe Nelson of Koloa Surf Company.
Rotarian Mike Curtis led the planning of the event with assistance from club President Milani Pimental, and club members Michael Carlsson, Cyrus Tumbaga, Jan and Rodney Pascua, Ted Faigle, Nancy Kanna, Ron Mabry and Dr. Craig Nishimoto.
Rotary Club of Poipu Beach was created in 1982. The club has more than 35 diverse professional members who all share a drive to give back to the community.