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‘Ulalena cast to perform at Hale Makua benefit luau

By Staff | Sep 8, 2011

WAILEA — “Treasures of the ‘Aina,” the 2011 ‘Ohana Luau fundraiser for Hale Makua Health Services, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Lahaina’s own ‘Ulalena cast will donate their time and talents by performing short vignettes of the captivating story of Maui’s creation from the first Polynesians to the early European explorers and finally to the present.

‘Ulalena features live original music, powerful vocals, traditional hula blended with modern dance, awe-inspiring Hawaiian chant and instrumentation, and stunning acrobatic feats of strength and beauty. Rich costumes create fantastic images drawn from Hawaiian legend and history.

Now in its 23rd year, Hale Makua Health Services’ signature fundraiser is known for its island hospitality, local entertainment, good fun and festive aloha spirit.

Guests will enjoy an onolicious Hawaiian buffet including a variety of fresh salads, lomi lomi salmon, mahimahi with lemon butter sauce and tropical fruit salsa, hulihuli chicken, kalua pork and a selection of desserts.

Tickets are $85 for adults ($20 is tax-deductible) and $20 for keiki ages ten and under. Call (808) 871-9283 or visit www.halemakua.org.

This year’s event will also include a silent auction and special room rate for attendees of $139 per night at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Sept. 24 and 25.

For information on Hale Makua Health Services, visit www.halemakua.org.