Hula Hoopla

Pickersgill’s annual luau themed happy hour took place took place in the Willard Auditorium and featured music, dance performance, food and more! The room was bright and festive and filled with the distinct harmony of the ukulele, steel guitar and drums which blended with song to echo the sound of the islands. Guests were treated to a spectacular and exciting luau show that included dances from the islands of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa and Tahiti and the dancers wore exotic, authentic costumes. Many Pickersgill residents and guests dressed in tropical style for the event, including one resident who said she purchased her hibiscus patterned dress on the big Island of Hawaii in 1970.  Pineapple punch, fruit kabobs and macadamia nut cookies were some of the tasty treats served for the occasion. Residents were further amused when the current class of Pickersgill Red Cross interns were cajoled into joining the dancers on stage to learn a classic hula dance.  At the end of the party everyone universally agreed, “Hana Hou!”  (Let’s do it again!)