I would like to thank everyone for supporting our fifth annual Touchdowns for Tatas held on Oct. 30 at The Beach House Bar & Grill in Kahana. It was a huge success again this year as we raised $18,005, surpassing our goal of $15,000. All monies raised are donated to the Pacific Cancer Foundation, where all donations stay in Maui County.
I wish to thank our major sponsors: Captain Steve’s Rafting adventures, Maui Jim, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers and UFO Parasail & Adventures.
A big shoutout goes to Marty Dread for playing at halftime and after the game. Of course, we couldn’t hold this event without Dollies Pub & Cafe and The Beach House Bar & Grill.
Thanks Jim Anderson and Seth Kuperman! As always, Seth as our emcee outshined everyone in the pink costume department. Mahalo also to the Bud Light girls and the entire crew at The Beach House. Nancy LaJoy from the Pacific Cancer Foundation and her helpers were at the event and sold many Maui Fire Department and Maui Police Department pink ribbon T-shirts and hats to raise even more money!
We had a hugely successful silent auction and prize raffle, with more than 100 businesses contributing. Mahalo to all of our prize donors, including a special shout out this year to the Four Seasons Resort Lanai and Makani Kai Air for representing Lanai and Molokai.
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Local authors of Maui Writers Ink would like to thank the Lahaina Town Action Committee for their support of the launch of our latest book “Supernatural Tales” during its Second Friday event Nov. 10.
Another big thank you to Madeleine Buchanan of the Lahaina Public Library for hosting a special reading of our stories by five of the authors on Nov. 25.
Special appreciation to both The Maui News and the Lahaina News for their continued encouragement of Maui Writers Ink by publishing our news and photos.
Last but not least, our greatest gratitude goes to Author Elaine Gallant, whose guidance, skills and attention to detail truly gave birth to our book. Mahalo to all from Maui Writers Ink.
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