Foundation bringing Hawaii to Davie County

Published 8:49 am Thursday, March 31, 2022

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After years of waiting, the Davie Community Foundation and its supporters are “going” to Hawaii.

Hawaii in Davie County that is.

The foundation planned to host its signature event with a Hawaiian theme in June 2020 and then the plan changed.

Sounds of Summer in Hawaii will be Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at WinMock.

“We have a great trip planned,” said Jane Simpson, president of the foundation. “Break out your flip flops and Hawaiian shirts as we travel to the Big Island where you will enjoy seeing friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in years.”

The evening begins with dinner from the Hula Grill. Uptown Hospitality will feature tastes from the island and Maddie Cakes will provide sweet treats.Make dinner reservations in one of the “restaurants” when you purchase tickets so seats with friends are guaranteed.

After dinner enjoy entertainment.  “Waikiki Beach” will feature the music of The Main Event Band; the “Pearl Harbor Officers Club” will feature Dueling Pianos with Greg Cloninger and Clarence Thomas; or you can enjoy soft Hawaiian background music at “Duke’s Waikiki.”

You can travel around the island to enjoy all of the entertainment.

For those who want to shop, they will find a variety of items at the silent auction in the Moanalua Shops. Learn about flavor differences at the rum tasting, test your luck by purchasing one of the 100 raffle tickets to be sold, and bid for some prizes at the live auction.

A new addition to this year’s event will be valet parking for guests through Winston-Salem Prime Parking. Simply pull up to the marquee out front and hand them keys. The cost of the service is covered thanks to valet sponsor Flow Honda.

Guests are limited to 500 so everyone can move about the island and enjoy the evening comfortably. Since the event has sold out in the past, get tickets early.

Tickets are $100 each and include dinner and desserts; beer and wine and entertainmen.

If you can’t attend in person but still want to support the foundation, consider purchasing a raffle ticket. Only 100 will be sold and you do not have to be present on June 4 to win one of the cash prizes: $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.

Tickets may be purchased online at, at the foundation office at 107 N. Salisbury St. in Mocksville, or from one of 13 board members.

“Regardless of how you do it, get your tickets today and plan to join us for a fantastic celebration of community,” Simpson said.