Hawaiian Luau offers a tropical paradise 3-10-16
Joseph V. Sowmick - March 15, 2016
In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joined with the SCIT Recreation Department as they turned the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym into a tropical paradise on Thursday, March 10. SECR Food & Beverage provided the 9th Annual Hawaiian Luau with a feast that would have made even the Polynesian islanders proud.
SCIT Recreation Youth Activities Manager Lucas Sprague commended his fellow staffers (Organized Sports Specialist Lindsey Sprague, Organized Sports Specialist Jonathan Updegraff and Youth & Family Recreation Specialist David Merrill) on coordinating the events and making the luau fun for everyone.
“I appreciate Tribal Council Chaplain Diana Quigno-Grundahl for bring her family and blessing the meal. David did an excellent job as the emcee for the luau and Lindsey and JT kept the contests moving,” Sprague said. “Everyone had their cellphones out on the limbo contests and the hula hoop contests and the aloha hop sack races were very competitive.”
SECR F&B Executive Chef Christopher Nadobny mentions it was a privilege to be chosen to supply a menu and cater the Recreation department annual Luau event once more. “This is always a fun event for the F&B Banquets team as the menu options are varied and allows us to work with products that we do not often see. The whole roasted pig is not only a hit and spectacle with the children attending the event but also possess a unique and fun challenge to Chef Betty and her team to prepare and transport the pig to the event,” Nadobny said. “This year, Chef Betty and Chef Soo and their respective culinary teams including Front of the House Banquets supervisors Tara Goulette, Dan Pieper and Josh Williams once again exceeded all expectations executing this event for the Recreation Department”
Tribal member Heather DeMoines fondly remembers the annual event and attended the luau with her 11 year old son Malakai and his two friends, Brady and Elise. “I have attended the Luau in the past and I believe this is our family’s six year. It never disappoints,” DeMoines said. “The Luau provided boundless family fun. It was great to see the children laughing and enjoying the contests.”
A full story on the Hawaiian Luau will be featured in an upcoming edition of your Tribal Observer.