September 2, 2014

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United Way plans luau


Feature Writer

Leaders of the Paulding County United Way are planning a luau at the Paulding Eagles on Saturday, April 2. The event is both a fund-raiser for United Way and a part of the organization’s new effort to sponsor family activities in the local area.

The luau will include a social time from 5-5:30 p.m., recognition from 5:30-6 p.m., a 6 p.m. pork dinner, a fun and game time from 7-8 p.m. and a concert by the group “Junk Yard Band” from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Dinner tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the United Way office or at Paulding Eagles. Tickets also are available at the door on Saturday.

There will also be a reverse 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $1 each and six for $5.

In addition, a grand prize raffle will offer two tickets to see Kenny Chesney in Fort Wayne on May 6. Chesney raffle tickets cost $5 each.

“Bring your hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts. Best dressed wins a trophy,” said United Way administrative assistant Pam Miller.

“This is part of our continuing effort to offer regular programs that will interest the community and connect the United Way with the community in a special way,” noted Miller.

Some of the prizes available in the 50/50 raffle will include cash, a gas grill, a cooler, stainless steel grill tools, tiki torches, lawn chair, beach bag, sand and water toys, citronella candles, jewelry, gift certificates featuring two steak dinners from the Eagles, golf balls, beach towels, Paul Mitchell bag and gift certificate.

The main feature at the event will be the Junk Yard Band, known for its concerts at parties, dances, fund-raisers, festivals and custom car shows in the Fort Wayne area. The band has also headlined at Pierre’s and was the featured act at the WAJI Magic 95 Bicentennial Fort Wayne New Year’s Eve party.

“The Junk Yard Bard continues to rock on,” said lead vocalist Dale Pequignot. “A full playing schedule is testimony to the band’s popularity and staying power. A diverse classic rock and oldie’s list are all part of today’s Junk Yard Band.”

Those interested in the luau or in donating to the United Way campaign are encouraged to call 419-399-8240.