Kupuna let the good times roll in an event dedicated to them.
By Sean Aronson
Rain was falling outside, but it was hot on the dance floor. Molokai seniors took to the second annual Senior Christmas Gala with vim and vigor, savoring the chance to show off their moves this past Saturday.
Volunteers transformed Mitchell Pauole auditorium into an elegant ballroom complete with disco ball and strobe lights. The dinner-and-dancing event was a resounding success, according to all involved.
Some of those that had missed last year’s event were looking forward to the night for weeks. While Home Pumehana retirement center is home to many of those who attended, others who live far from town do not have many chances to get together with friends. The gala is one of the few nights a year where kupuna can relax and have a good time with each other.
The event was planned as a follow-up to last week’s crowd pleasing Christmas Festival of Lights Parade. Both events were made possible through the hard work and planning of the Molokai Chamber of Commerce Foundation and their sponsors