Mokihana Club throws a party

  • Jeff Peterson

  • Andrianna Mendivil, Meghan Afong

  • Rafael Matto, Sabine Pelton, Georgeanne Purvinis, Ryan Girard

  • Benita Hensley, Dawn Diviniste

  • Bonnie Kakinami, Sarah Rogers, LeAnn Jackson

  • Corinne Travillion, Bertie Bloom

  • Ka‘anapua Roback, Emily Morrison

  • Gabriel Ornellas, Polei Palmeira, Beverly Muraoka

  • Peter Wiederoder, Theresa Wiederoder

  • Karen Hellriegel, Rosemary Lehardy

“Do we know how to throw a party?” asked Elyse Litvack, president of The Mokihana Club of Kauai, at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu Saturday night. “We’ve got about 20 tickets remaining, and those will be gone in a few minutes.”

The Mokihana Club of Kauai hosted a benefit concert and silent auction as a fundraiser for its scholarships benefiting nursing students at Kauai Community College as well as music scholarships for students who plan on pursuing study in music or the performing arts.

“These fine ladies — who number less than a hundred — are marvelous workers,” said Charlie Iona, the evening’s emcee. “They have a goal of raising more than $30,000 that will benefit students.”

Helping with the festivities and auction, students from the KCC nursing program facilitated the flow of shoppers through the aisles of merchandise and services contributed by community sponsors.

Entertainers were Hawaiian slack-key guitar master Keola Beamer, who got help from his wife, Moanalani Beamer, and slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson.


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