Over a hundred people attended the Mahalo! event, including over a dozen former board members for a board reunion, donors and families from the Shelter programs. The event started with the reunion and glimpses of the Shelter’s history laid out in a photo gallery.
Former board member and niece of co-founder Sister Marie Veronica Wagner, put together extraordinary, fun and colorful decorations. Former board member Jan King organized a “$20 for $20” raffle in which everyone who donated $20 received a gift valuing at least $20. There were over fifty donated prizes most of which far exceeded the $20 value. Pono Grill provided a geunine Hawaiian buffet and there even was a Tiki Bar, tended by board member Dick Frodsham.
The Island Breeze Band played great music and Sister Susan Olson (co-founder and former executive director), performed the Hukilau raising over $400 for the Shelter Services!
Attendees left with smiling faces, commemorative wine glasses and lots of little goodies from the tables.
Pajaro Valley Sheltere Services thanks these sponsors for making this wonderful event so fun and successful: Carol and Kirk Schmidt, Jan King, Art and Mary Jean Wagner, Peter and Bewtty Michelozzi, Tina Lau and Tom Charron, Lee Cliff, Janet Bell, Robert and Beverly Montague, Jan and Jerry Finney, Louis and Nadine Branciforte, Barbara and Chris Westover, Our Lady of Help, Aneita and John Radov, Ron and Gingi Kinninger, Imura Japanese Restaurant, Laura and Marc Grossman, Dick Frodsham, Larry Favor, Ann and Dobie Jenkins, Suzie Yost, Ken Schipper, Chase Renois, Betsy Stone, Delores Rodriguez, Danielle Garland, Corinne and George Cursi, Dorothy Burbank, Hugh Voris, Margaret Morales, AV Coyle, Suzy Hunt, Jo Covone, Sr. Maria Romero, Diane Robey, Kimberly Ferm, Randy Ragsdale, Teri Olson, Beatrice Morris, Geneva Mehl, Jeffry Jones, Sharon Barrett, Sr. Margaret Hoffman, Julie Conway, and Ogarita Carranza.