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Fall Festival of Wines to benefit Maui Youth & Family Services

By Staff | Nov 5, 2009

The Fall Festival of Wines was organized by eight fall interns from the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa as a community service project.

KAANAPALI — The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will host the second annual Fall Festival of Wines on Friday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Coral Reef Room.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Maui Youth & Family Services. 

The Fall Festival of Wines features wine tasting stations with a variety of red and white wines paired with elegant hors d’oeuvres. 

All of the wines and foods will be donated from local vendors, including Better Brands, JMD, and Johnson Brothers of Hawaii. 

Selling for $40 per guest, tickets can be purchased prior to the event at www.sheraton-maui.com/fallwines.htm, or at the door using cash or check. Parking will be available at a cost of $1 for every three hours. 

The event will feature a silent auction with two- night stays with breakfast at Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton Kauai, and Sheraton Keauhou, as well as Warren & Annabelle’s magic show, Old Lahaina Luau and Kupanaha Magic Show tickets.

Each attendee will also be entered into a door prize drawing for a gift certificate from Teppan-Yaki Dan, Black Rock Steak & Seafood, Pulehu, Tropica, Kobe Steakhouse, Bubba Gump’s, Hawaiian Airlines, or Oceanic Time Warner. 

All prize items were donated, and all proceeds will go directly to Maui Youth & Family Services.

The benefit was organized by eight fall interns from the Sheraton Maui as a community service project. They chose to donate the proceeds to Maui Youth & Family Services because of their dedication to serve the Hawaiian community through programs such as emergency shelters, outreach interventions, outpatient substance abuse treatments, therapeutic foster homes, drug prevention and pregnancy prevention.

Jud Cunningham, CEO of Maui Youth & Family Services, stated, “We are extremely appreciative of the staff of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for selecting Maui Youth and Family Services for their annual benefit. The current economic status has made it very difficult to make ends meet for the services the community needs, and it really means a lot to have the business community step up for us.”

“I am proud to be part of this special event because it is for such a good cause” said Danielle Reseller, Catering & Convention Services intern. “I am looking forward to seeing the finished product, since we all worked very hard to create a memorable evening.”

The Sheraton Maui’s Internship program is for college students interested in gaining experience in the field they wish to pursue after graduation. Departments offering internship opportunities include Front Office, Property Operations, Food and Beverage, Human Resources, Catering and Convention Services, Sales/Marketing, Public Relations, and Revenue Management. 

Anyone interested in applying for an internship may visit www.starwoodhawaiijobs.com.