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Tickets on sale for ‘Savor the Sunset’ bash to support library

By Staff | Jun 16, 2011

Rotarian Liz May displays the tickets now on sale for the “Savor the Sunset” benefit for Lahaina Public Library at the Royal Lahaina Resort on July 14.

LAHAINA — Tickets for “Savor the Sunset,” a benefit sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina to finance a major renovation of Lahaina Public Library, are now on sale.

Appeals also have gone out for auction donations to be bid on at the gala event on Thursday, July 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on the oceanside lawn of the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali.

The benefit will feature signature pupus by the chefs at the Royal Lahaina Resort, music by the nationally recognized Citrus College Band, a wine tasting from the people at Better Brands, silent and live auctions, and an opportunity to make monetary donations directly to the Maui Friends of the Library (MFOL) for Lahaina Public Library.

Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter for tax purposes by the Maui Friends of the Library.

Tickets are $35 in advance, with tables of ten selling for $300 while they last. They may be purchased in person or by phone from Liz May, Community Program chair for the Rotary Club of Lahaina, and her team at 5A Rent-A-Space, 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road near Times Market in Honokowai or by calling 669-5200.

Tickets also can be purchased from the Royal Lahaina Resort at 661-3611, extension 2348.

“We want everyone who wants to support our public library to join in,” said Carmen Karady, Rotary Club of Lahaina president.

“We’re hoping this year’s fundraising will allow us to complete the inside renovation of the library by summer 2012.”

Plans and drawings of the renovation were unveiled in last week’s Lahaina News.

Phase III of the facelift, a Hawaiian garden lawn on the Front Street side of the library planned by Rotarian volunteer Shawn McLaughlin, owner of Garden View Landscaping, will be financed by a third annual benefit to be held next year, Karady said.

The Lahaina Public Library sits in the heart of Lahaina’s historic district overlooking Lahaina Harbor.

Karady emphasized, “The Lahaina Public Library serves all segments of our population and symbolizes our commitment to learning. Community support is one of the key missions of Rotary.

“I am so proud that the Rotary Club of Lahaina could take the lead role in bringing the community together for this effort.

In addition to the Rotary Club of Lahaina, “Savor the Sunset” is being sponsored by the Royal Lahaina Resort, Better Brands, and Citrus College, whose band is donating the live entertainment for the event.

For more information, go to www.rotaryclublahaina.org or call 669-5200.