& Maria's Hawaiian Honeymoon Feb.12, 2005
A 3rd Grade fundraiser for St. Catherine School, Riverside
Joey and Maria's Hawaiian Honeymoon played to a sellout crowd at the Parish
Hall. Among the honored guests were Fr. Gerry, Fr.David
and former principal Mrs. Patricia Vesely.
From the get-go the charming troupe
of actors and actresses got the audience into the mood for a fun
evening. But then again this was no ordinary audience. This audience
appeared ready to have a grand evening as soon as they arrived.
The Parish hall looked inviting as sharply
dressed former graduates of the school stood outside waiting to greet
guests with "lei"s. As guests waited for their seating assignments,
others mingled to admire a fully restored Woody lit by 2 tiki lamps.
Inside Luis Reza and
his lovely wife Christina photographed guests against
a beach scene complete with inflatable tiki posts, while John
Pierce strolled around grabbing candids of the merry-making.
Over to the left, items for the silent
auction were displayed and next to each item was a clipboard for
Throughout the evening the bartending
team of Eric Larsen, Jerome Di Padova, Arnold Mendez
and Lesley Wille met all our guests' requests. The
only complain I heard was that the glasses weren't big enough!
And while waiting for the actors and
actresses to take center stage, Cindy Maynard and
Diana Gonzalez put the audience in just the right
mood. They performed 2 Hawaiian dances.
As a relatively newcomer to the school
I was proud to be part of the team effort which makes St. Catherine
a special community not just for our children, but for all of us.
The pictures you see here are just the
ones that I took so they're a small sample of what's available. I'm
sure what Luis Reza and John Pierce
captured are even better but please contact the school for copies
of the pictures.
Lastly, congratulations to Mrs.Mueting
and Anita Gorder for their fine effort of putting
together such a wonderful program.
If for whatever reason you would like
me to remove a picture of you , please let me know.
Free to sign my guestbook
or e-mail me if you have any comments. The video clip on the left
may take a while to load even if you have broadband. Streaming video
on the web is difficult especially without the luxury of high end
software for compressing it.