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April 16, 2013 > Luau at the Mission

Luau at the Mission

St. Joseph School invites the community to enjoy the spirit of aloha at their first annual "Luau at the Mission" event on Saturday, April 20.

The evening offers all live entertainment and a live DJ, featuring cocktail music with Makaiwa, and hula performances by Kaulana Na Pua O Hawaii. Traditional island food will be provided by Landeza's Island Catering, including kalua pig, teriyaki chicken, white rice, green salad, Polynesian vegetables, rolls, and various desserts. No host beverages will be available in the Luau Lounge. Raffles will also be held, consisting of all cash prizes. The cost is $5 per ticket, or three tickets for $10 (need not be present to win).

Affiliated with the Dominican Sisters, St. Joseph School is a non-profit elementary school located in historic Mission San Jose which works to create well-rounded students with a strong Catholic foundation. The luau is a fundraising event with proceeds going to tuition assistance.

"They have a very strong sense of community which I enjoy," says teacher and event organizer Patrick Landeza about St. Joseph, also stating that the school has "the highest standards of education."

The annual fundraiser event used to be a tea, but when Landeza offered his services and the idea of a luau, everybody jumped at the change. "A luau brings everybody together and bringing the community together is very important," says Landeza, the event serving as an opportunity to unify the outside community with the school's community.

Great food, great entertainment, "and a lot of aloha!" promises Landeza. What could be better on a Saturday night?

Tickets are $40 per person (adults only) and are available for advance purchase by calling the school office at (510) 656-6525. Attendees may also purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event as long as space remains available.

Luau at the Mission
Saturday, Apr 20
6:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish Hall
43148 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 656-6525
Tickets: $40

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