Boosters host luau fundraiser at Castle Manor

Image: Dancers — USU Polynesian Student Union dancers

Dancers — USU Polynesian Student Union dancers (Corey Burger)

Saturday evening the Sky View Booster Club held a luau at the Castle Manner Reception and Events Center in Hyde Park. The well attended event was enjoyed by all participants and provided excellent food, splendid atmosphere, and great entertainment.

More than 300 supporters showed up for the Polynesian themed dinner that was catered by Pounder’s Hawaiian Island Grill, which provided pulled pork and chicken over rice. They also served salads and desserts. Drinks were donated by Swire Coca-Cola. Sky View supporters and Castle Manor owners Alan and Linda Elder supplied an amazing setting for the event.

As guests arrived they were adorned with Hawaiian lays, and seated at beautifully decorated tables. Many had a chance to visit while they waited for their table to be invited to dish up a hearty serving of delicious food. During the dinner the USU Polynesian Student Union provided live music to complete the island mood.

As the dinner wound down the USU Polynesian Student Union treated the event goers to wonderful entertainment consisting of dances from several pacific islands. Highlights included the Pacific Island Haka chant led by USU’s own Wild Bill, and an audience participation dance that included Sky View Principal Dave Swenson.

“This was a lot of hard work by lots of people, and it resulted in a hugely successful fund raiser”, said booster club member and event organizer Ann Burger. “The booster club would like to offer a huge debt of gratitude to all those who attended, those who helped with ticket sales and collections, setup, cleanup, and especially to Pounder’s owner Jonathan Meatoga, Alan and Linda Elder, Swire Coca-Cola, and the USU Polynesian Student Union.” The luau was a great success and may be considered as an annual event for the Sky View Booster Club.