Get a Gander at Gorgeous Curves and Give
by Kristin Hashimoto
They purr and roar with ferocity, beckon onlookers closer, and give many interested individuals that gut wrenching feeling of pure want. Get more than a peek at classic Americana at the monthly Cruise Night at Lanihau Center on Saturday May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Over fifty hot rods, sports cars, antiques and imports will line up for event goers personal inspection. Late model corvettes, Bel Airs, Camaros, Chevelles, Impalas and more will be shown off in the parade of cars beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Classic rock ‘n roll will stream from
speakers and the real reason for the night’s eye candy will be unveiled. Event Manager, Paul Maddox loves the cars, but he also wants to bring the community together to highlight the need and plight of community programs.
This event features a different community non-profit to raise funds and awareness. Parents and Children Together, or PACT is in the spotlight for May. This organization promotes a healthy ohana, advocates for families and individuals, offers family counseling and child abuse and violence prevention and treatment.
According to Maddox, the Cruise Night event began last year and focused solely on raising funds and food for the Food Basket. “Over a ton of food and over $1,000 in cash was donated,” said Maddox.
Lanihau merchants provide the prize giveaways and everyone who donates is eligible to win. “We’ll give a ticket for as little as $1 and have received as much as $100…charities usually go home with $200 to $300 and occasionally some new volunteers,” said Maddox.
People can enter to win tote bags, hats, t-shirts, gift certificates and more. For more information on how to become a featured non-profit at a future event, contact Margo Takata at 960-1392. The Lanihau Center is located at 75-5595 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. This is a free, family friendly event. Mothers will have a chance to win special Mother’s Day themed prize giveaways for donating.