The fourth annual Leona’s Luau fundraiser sponsored by the Frank Gallino Unit 130 American Legion Auxiliary is Saturday. It is in honor of Leona Bryant, a 22-year member; her support of the Auxiliary was limitless. This fundraiser supports many of the auxiliary’s programs such as Americanism, education, Girls State and National Security (care packages to our troops over seas).
This year, Leona’s Luau will be Saturday at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in the Main Auditorium. The no-host bar will open at 4:30 p.m. A dinner of Kahlua pork, confetti rice, beans, fresh fruit and dessert will be served beginning at 6 p.m. The Hawaiian dance troupe Ka Hale Hula O Pilalohaokalani O Hilo will perform after dinner. The troupe is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a Ho’ike (concert) June 22 with a matinee and evening show at the Center or the Arts. Following their performance there will be a raffle.
Advance tickets are $20 and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase by contacting Auxiliary Member, Janet Hessel 530- 432-0425.
Gently used Hawaiian shirts will be available for $5. All of the shirt proceeds will be donated to AnimalSave.
Organizers welcome the community to join them in supporting our troops, veterans, their families and celebrating the life of Leona Bryant.