20th Anniversary Gala

Mālama Mānoa celebrated it’s 20th year of community service at a gala event Thursday evening, December 13, 2012. 

The celebration at the Mānoa Grand Ballroom in the Japanese Cultural Center included no-host cocktails, a silent auction with spectacular offerings,  dinner with wait service, and entertainment including a dance band for ballroom dancing.

An extensive collection of historic Mānoa  photographic prints will be mounted in the foyer outside the ballroom.

The silent auction included a Burl Burlingame special tour and lunch, sailing lessons, a lamp made of salt that really works, and other unique offerings.

We were especially pleased to take this opportunity to honor three of our long-time members who embody the spirit of our mission:“To preserve community, celebrate our cultural diversity and heritage, and to preserve, protect, and enhance the special qualities of historic Mānoa  Valley”. The honorees were, in alphabetical order –

George Arizumi –  the environment

Mary Cooke –  promotion and support of community

Linda LeGrande – historic preservation