HONOLULU, Hawaii – Local organization responsible for rehabilitating thousands will host one of Hawaii’s largest luaus.
Habilitat will be hosting their 12th Annual Luau, Auction and Benefit Concert on June 2, 2012 at King Intermediate School in Kaneohe. The festivities will include great food, local entertainment and the famous Live and Silent auctions. Auction items will include vacation getaways, sporting goods, artwork, furniture, musical instruments, electronics and much more. The live auction will be hosted by Surfer Joe Teipel, one of Hawaii’s premiere auctioneers. Many activities will be offered for the keiki, including face painting, inflatable bouncers and balloon animals. The menu will include 8 courses of authentic, home cooked Hawaiian cuisine. One of the favorites, kalua pig, will be prepared in a traditional imu.
Headlining the entertainment this year will be Rebel Souljahz, one of Hawaii’s hottest bands, as well as up and coming K-Nova out of Oakland, CA. The comedy duo Da Braddahs will again be showcasing their unique comedy styling, as they do every year. Sistah Robi Kahakalau, a loyal supporter of Habilitat, is set to appear, playing her most beloved songs. Traditional Tahitian dancing and Hula dancing will also grace the stage.
Founded in 1971, Habilitat is recognized as one of the largest and most successful substance abuse treatment programs in the country. One of the things that sets Habilitat apart from other organizations is its unique concept of self-reliance; they accept no state or federal funding. Academic and vocational training is provided to help the residents develop a new lifestyle with positive values and high self-esteem.
This luau is a large-scale fundraising project, with over 2,000 people expected to attend. This is expected to be their largest luau to date. Habilitat is offering corporate sponsorship and advertising opportunities for local businesses. Discounted group rates and table reservations are also available. Your assistance in publicizing this event will help Habilitat to achieve its ultimate goal of helping those who have become involved in substance abuse.