All that Glitters IS Gold

All that Glitters IS Gold

By Mary Grace Matias-Dowd, PNAH EB Member

PNAH recently held its annual fall fundraiser on October 27th, 2023. The “Glitters & Gatsby” themed Charity Ball held at the Filipino Community Center in central Oahu was a resounding success. It was a well-attended event, where guests were encouraged to dress up as characters from the classic novel The Great Gatsby, adding a touch of nostalgia and sophistication to the event.

Attendees dined on a delicious dinner buffet, while being entertained by several performance numbers. Fun and excitement were sprinkled throughout the evening, with a program that included a costume contest that had everyone in the spirit of the 1920s. Two lucky winners walked away with a crown and the title of Mr. and Ms. Gatsby who best emulated the allure and elegance of that era.

The party also featured a silent auction, where unique items that were donated by local businesses provided a thrilling opportunity for guests to bid on, providing yet another means to add to the funds.

A photo booth provided a bit of whimsy and a unique way for guests to capture their costumes and the evening’s ambiance. A special thanks goes to the Ways and Means Chair, Virginia Baptista and her committee, who played a crucial role in making the night a memorable one. Her efforts and dedication were instrumental in the success of the event.

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Members getting into the spirit of Gatsby
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Members getting into the spirit of Gatsby
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PNAH Treasurer Irene Gonzales with founding member Edel Matias