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

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