The Hawaiian Beach Party was held at Champion on August 5th. Steve Martsolf & Judy Miranda were the hosts for the evening. There were 178 members and guests in attendance, with most of them dressed in Hawaiian attire adding to a festive & colorful ballroom. The tables were decorated with pink, aqua & green tablecloths with centerpieces of glittery palm trees adorned with hibiscus flowers, colorful leis and fans.Many thanks to the willing members provided of fresh, homebred cookies as well as some fruit. The committee committee also provided a vast variety of fresh fruit. Much appreciation for the help of quite a few members and a few guests who not only helped set up the ballroom but also in the kitchen. Many kudos to Ashley Chu & her friend Muying Dow for taking over the kitchen.
Ann V. was the DJ for the evening and provided a nice mix of Hawaiian as well as other danceable music. It really helped with the tropical ambiance. Anthony Wood provided entertainment with his group of Las Vegas dancers who will performing at the convention on Labor Day weekend. Please note that I will not be posting photos of the dance number until after convention. Carrie Kloss and her group of 4 ladies did a fun and interesting "hoop dance" performance to the music "Tiny Bubbles". They were loved by everyone and provided something unique for everyone's viewing pleasure. After a parade around the ballroom to the music "Over the Rainbow" a ticket was drawn for one man & one woman with each winner receiving a $10.00 Hawaii Starbucks gift card.