Slip on your best tiki shirt and floral lei for the inaugural luau on Thursday, August 14, 7-9pm at the Village Green City Park. Story by Jeff Spry
With shady pine trees substituting for swaying palms, the downtown park will be transformed into a Polynesian playground with a feast fit for island royalty. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Sisters, this first annual luau is a colorful, festive event celebrating Hawaiian food, music and culture suitable for the entire family.
A tempting Hawaiian dinner menu will include traditional Kalua pig, Hawaiian sticky rice, fresh pineapple spears, coconut cake, orange passion fruit juice and more exotic surprises. Entertainment will center around hip-swaying hula dancing, classic Hawaiian music and a fantastic free-for-all ukulele jam.
Sisters Park and Recreation District executive director Liam Hughes is excited to present this special island luau to the community and hopes to bring more attention to the many unique programs and offerings at SPRD.
“The concept of a Hawaiian Luau came about when Shannon Rackowski joined the staff at SPRD,” said Hughes. “We were looking for some new fun ways to engage and serve the area residents of Sisters Country, and with Shannon being native Hawaiian, a luau was a natural fit. Shannon will bring awesome authentic foods including Kalua pork, traditional music and hula dancing. She’s an incredible cook and it should be a memorable night. A big thank you to Rotary of Sisters for being our presenting sponsor and to US Bank and Rays for being generous supporting sponsors.”
Village Green City Park is located at the corner of Fir and Washington in downtown Sisters. Tickets to the Sisters Hawaiian Luau are $5 in advance for adults, $2 for kids, and $7/$3 at the event. For more info contact Shannon at Shannon@sistersrecreation.com or call 541-549-2091.