KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Kings Beach Library Luau held on Aug. 18 was a rip-roaring success.
More than 125 people donned festive Hawaiian attire and went out to hear ukulele music and feast on authentic Hawaiian cuisine. The Friends of the Kings Beach Library hosted the fundraiser to celebrate 25 years at 301 Secline and raise awareness of the library remodel. The remodel is a partnership between Placer County and the Friends and is planned for Spring 2014.
The Luau was attended by an all age-cast of locals and visitors, many of whom are loyal library patrons. They were all entertained by Tyler’s handcrafted ukuleles and Aimee’s lovely lilting voice singing and playing Island tunes.
Kids loved the face painting by Amalia Van Peborgh and all ages enjoyed the hula hoop contest. The Luau feast was the centerpiece of the event, and through the generosity of Architect Joe Credico the roasted 87-pound “Pig in a Box” did not disappoint. The roasted pig was complimented by authentic side dishes prepared by the incomparable Tee May Duggan and her husband Geno.
Revelries continued with a pineapple upside down cake competition judged by local culinary critic Dave Ferrari.
The multi-item drawing stocked in part by Tahoe Mountain Sports and a silent auction of items planned for the remodel enhanced the experience.
As the evening drew to a close, the 25 hardworking volunteers gathered for a final luau toast and the event closed with a fiery red sunset. All promised to be at the next luau, planned for August 2014. Aloha and Mahalo to those who attended.
The Kings Beach Library is located at 301 Secline St. in Kings Beach. For more information, call 530-546-2021 or visit www.placer.ca.gov.