First Annual Bakersfield Luau a Huge Success

April 8, 2016 – Almost $20,000 will now go towards teacher grants for Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) classrooms as a result of a new fundraising event put on by the BCSD Education Foundation. The Inaugural Bakersfield Luau attracted hundreds of people that were eager to enjoy an evening of a Hawaiian experience, all for a good cause.

The event was held at a tropical location in southeast Bakersfield, surrounded by ponds and palm trees that gave event-goers the feeling they were on a real island. To complete the experience, an authentic Hawaiian buffet was provided, along with evening entertainment by professional Luau Dancers and Fire Eaters.

“We are really pleased the community came forward to help and participate in this brand new event for the BCSD Foundation,” said Wendy Armijo, Event Chair and BCSD Foundation Board Member. “It means so much to us to have so many community members show up to support the students in our BCSD classrooms.”

Proceeds from the luau will make it possible for the BCSD Education Foundation to continue to bring creative educational opportunities to District students through teacher grants. The Bakersfield Luau was presented by the University of LaVerne.

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Donald Vereen, President of BCSD Education Foundation, welcomes the crowd to the inaugural Bakersfield Luau.

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Attendee Karen Goh with Event Chair Wendy Armijo


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