Take a trip to Hawaii and never leave the county: Sounds of Summer ready to entertain

Published 12:39 pm Friday, May 13, 2022

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You can still get a ticket to the Davie Community Foundation Signature event, Sounds of Summer.

Guests will celebrate the opportunity to be together and kick off summer with a Hawaiian theme on Saturday, June 4 from 6:30-11 p.m. at WinMock. Tickets are $100 each, and include dinner, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, and support the work of the Davie Community Foundation.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.daviefoundation.org. You can also purchase raffle tickets online for $100 each. Raffle winners do not have to be present to win. Only 100 tickets are sold for the cash prize drawing: $2,500, $1,500, $1,000.

Guests will be treated to a Hawaiian-themed dinner by Uptown Hospitality. The menu includes Huli Huli BBQ Chicken Wings, Chicken Pineapple Skewers, Chef Carved Pit Ham with Hawaiian Rolls & Sauce, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Raw Vegetables with Creamy Dip, Decorative Deviled Eggs, Island Style Macaroni Salad, Broccoli, Slaw & Kale Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Hawaiian Layered Dip with Lavish Chips, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Hawaiian Pineapple Rice, and Mixed Vegetables. Maddie Cakes will handle the sweet tooths with Hawaiian favorites like Mini Key Lime Pies, Cookie Sandwiches, Mini Pineapple and Coconut Cupcakes, Lemon Bars, and Brownies.

For those who enjoy the spirits of the island, Rum Running around the Caribbean, an experience of different styles of rum, will be offered for an additional $10 fee. Guests can learn more about and experience the Island favorite. Rosalee Ramdass will describe four Rum flavors for guests to taste in a way that is informative and fun. Her favorite thing about the “beverage” industry is finding and sharing the perfect pairings between food and alcohol.

Guests will enjoy music. The sounds of the Hawaiian ukulele will be heard as guests arrive, but the music will liven up when the Main Event Band takes the stage at Waikiki Beach. What better way to work off some of the calories you just consumed.The Main Event Band from Greenvill will keep guests at the beach on their feet as they enjoy the ultimate party band performing R&B, Soul, Beach, Country, and Funk. “They feature top-notch vocals, a tight rhythm section, and one of the best horn sections around,” said Jane Simpson, foundation president and CEO. “The Main Event Band offers a quality performance that is hard to rival, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes.”

As guests move around the space, they can enjoy Greg Cloninger and Clarence Thomas’ Rock & Roll Piano Show, a high-energy dueling pianos in the Pearl Harbor Officers’ Club. Greg and Clarence enjoy taking song requests, and playing the hits of Elton John, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey… the greatest hits of everybody. They will even work in the ukulele as Greg learned to play it for Sounds of Summer in Hawaii.

“Expect a lively evening with lots of audience interaction, energy, and humor,” Simpson said.

At 9 p.m. guests will countdown the silent auction and the raffle winners will be drawn. Both will build excitement for the live auction. In addition to hard-to-get bourbons, getaways at Lake Hickory and Greenville, S.C., a final season Duke basketball autographed by Coach K will be up for bid.

“Make plans now and get your tickets today,”Simpson said. “It will be a kickoff to summer that you won’t want to miss.”

Direct questions to the foundation office at 336-753-6903 or visit www.daviefoundation.org.