With a theme of "Honolulu Baby" in mind, we began our Special Event with a Hawaiian meal of barbecued chicken, rice, cole slaw, and a slice of pineapple. Our entertainment for the evening opened with a rare T. Marvin Hatley video interview from the 1980's. In this Earl Kress interview, Marvin demonstrated how he came up with The KuKu Song and then he sang Honolulu Baby accompanied by himself on the piano. To commemorate our Tent's 45th anniversary, we next screened Jimmy Wiley III's documentary that included comments from our Grand Vizier, Lori McCaffery and all of our Tent's Grand Sheiks, past to present. After the video, Debbie Hopkins did a comedy skit with Dorothy and Richard Schneidmiller. Then we had a wonderful performance by Joan Enguita, who sang a Hawaiian song while playing a ukulele and doing a Hawaiian dance. Then our entertainment program went really "south," when I and Bob Duncan attempted to lead our members in singing "Honolulu Baby," while each of us used one hand to hold up our small size grass skirts and then with our other hand we did hula motions. After cake was served, we had a raffle, and then Sons of the Desert was screened.
Thanks to Jayne Barnhart, Lori McCaffery, Colin McCaffery, Bob Duncan, Bob Satterfield, David Rodriguez, Ellen Wiley, Jimmy Wiley III, and Kris Wiley for all you did for our Special Event. Thanks to Debbie Hopkins,Tom Hopkins, Dorothy Schneidmiller, and Richard Schneidmiller for all your great decorations for our Special Event. Also, thanks to Bob Duncan, James Romero, and Bill Burgess for helping me with the Song and Toasts. To see more photos taken by Colin McCaffery at our Special Event, click here.