By Léo Azambuja

The entertainers, left to right, Dolly Kanekuni, Sabryn Rudinoff, Taj Gutierrez, Kimberly McDonough, Chloe Rudinoff and Christine Calzado. Missing are Blade Kanekuni and the band Russell Wellington & Friends

The folks at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center know how to throw a party. The center’s 7th Major Fundraising Gala brought hundreds to the Grand Ballroom at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club April 21.

If any of KPCC’s fundraisers are a thermometer for things to come, bringing people from all corners of the island, the center will live up to its mission “to provide, promote and enhance cultural, economic, educational training and social programs as well as cross cultural exchanges in our multi-ethnic environment.”

The event included a delicious buffet dinner, a Vegas ticket giveaway, and entertainment honoring classic movie songs, performed by Dolly Kanekuni, Sabryn Rudinoff, Taj Gutierrez, Kimberly McDonough, Christine Calzado, Chloe Rudinoff, Blade Kanekuni, and the band Russell Wellington & Friends.