Korean Festival Mahalo Dinner
(Picture qualities aren't that great cuz I just bought a new dica a few days prior and hadn't had time to make the fine tuning adjustments yet. Future pics will be better.)
Seoul Jung did a good job making the room very presentable.
We wanted to host a dinner to thank all the sponsors, performers, volunteers, and other supporters of the Festival and it turned out to be one big fancy party. There were approximately 140 people in attendance and we were in real danger of running out seats because so many last minute people showed up. In fact, I had to give up my seat to a guest to make room so I ended up eating at the reception table!
Beautiful centerpieces provided by Hawaii Wedding Creations. The setup actually looked a lot better than this but I took this pic as they were breaking down after the party. You can get a better look at how they looked in the pic above.Grace Lee of KGMB was kind enough once again to MC our event, as she did on Festival day. I'm definitely a fan. I watched her Sunrise on KGMB show every morning even before I met her and after meeting her twice now, I can say she's extremely warm and nice and an excellent MC. Very professional and talented.
Mayor Mufi Hannemann also showed up to say a few words and he also brought about 6 members of his Cabinet with him. Such a nice guy and great speaker. When Ann Kobayashi announced her mayoral candidacy a few days ago, several key people in the Korean community who were in attendance last night were at her press conference. I wonder how the Mayor felt about that...
Beauties and the Beast - Me with two of the Miss Korea Hawaii Princesses. They served as greeters and gift presenters for the night.We were also able to give away a bunch of great door prizes, thanks to our generous sponsors and vendors. Gifts included bicycles, interisland round trip tickets, blackberry cellular phones, gift certificates to various Korean restaurants around town, and various golf paraphenelia.
Overall, it was a very fun night and I think everyone there went away happy and had a good time.