Food, flowers, fun: Hilo Orchid Show preview party is June 27

  • Nancy Cabral and Aaron Brown serve wine at the 2017 Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party. This year’s gala preview event is June 27 at the Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium.

The public is invited to the Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party, a “fun”-raiser that kicks off the 67th anniversary Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo and raises funds for “peace and agriculture.”

Slated for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium, the evening will feature beverages, catered food, live music and orchid pre-sales. The event is zero waste, with eco-friendly eating utensils.

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“Drink, eat, socialize and get a sneak preview of the lush displays and the first chance to shop for beautiful, unique and rare orchid plants,” said Kuikahi Mediation Center Executive Director Julie Mitchell.

Partygoers receive a souvenir wine or beer glass to enjoy a wide array of fine wines, plus beers on tap from Kona Brewing Co. and Hilo Brewing Co. Also served will be coffee from Hilo Coffee Mill and gourmet fruit juices.

Pupu, dinner and dessert buffets are compliments of AJ & Sons Catering and friends. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

Tickets are $75 (of which $30 is tax deductible) and can be purchased in advance from The Most Irresistible Shop, Day-Lum Rentals and Kuikahi.

Reserved tables for four, six, eight or 10 people also are available at bronze, silver, gold and platinum sponsorship levels.

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To purchase tickets or table sponsorships, visit www.hawaiimediation.org/events.html or contact Erika at 935-7844, ext. 1, or erika@hawaiimediation.org.

All ticket proceeds benefit the nonprofit Kuikahi. All silent auction proceeds will benefit Hilo Orchid Society’s agriculture student scholarship fund.

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