BOUNTIFUL ó Avalon Care Center in Bountiful held its fourth annual Hawaiian Luau for residents and family last week with most of the residents coming out for the celebration. The care center got Polynesian fire dancers from the Mohe Kono Kono Dance School to come entertain guests that day. The dance group does performances all over the state. ìThe day got hot quickly, but it was definitely a success,î said Avalonís recreation director, Danene Stonerock. Planning for each annual luau takes most of the year, and Stonerock says they try to make it better with, and bring something special to, each one. She said the dance group that came this year was very successful. ìThe residents love it.î ##M:MORE##
The staff at Avalon Care Center participated together to decorate the center will leis, palm trees and tiki torches. There were also visitors from the SUU Polynesian club and from American Samoa.
ìIt is a fun event for everyone in the building,î said Stonerock. ìSome of them just dance and dance.î
Polynesian food was served along with the program, which will continue to be an annual event. ìIt gives the residents a chance to get out and get a bit of culture,î said Stonerock.