A big Mahalo to all of you who joined us for HOOPLA GOLD, Hawaii's premiere fundraising event, held to benefit La Pietra's Financial Assistance Program. It was an amazing evening filled with music, laughter and memory making. Our guests enjoyed gourmet cuisine, fine wine, a lavish live and silent auction, and wonderful live entertainment.
Paradise & Company, along with talented La Pietra student performers, encouraged the crowd to put on their boogey shoes and dance the night away! Chef Chai Chaowasaree, one of Hawai'i's top Regional Cuisine chefs, created a gourmet menu featuring one delightful dish after another. From his mouth-watering appetizers to his scrumptious desserts, the evening's repast excited even the most sophisticated palate. The lavish silent and live auction included items such as exclusive vacation getaways, upscale jewelry, antique furniture, Hawaiiana, and more!
We are thrilled to report that the funds raised this year for our Financial Assistance Program here at La Pietra broke all records! Thank you so much for your generous support of our school. If you missed this year’s festivities, mark your calendars now for next year’s HOOPLA, a Futuristic Fantasy, to be held March 12, 2016 (yes, we are already hard at work trying to figure out how to top this year’s extravaganza!).