“Aloha Summer” Luau

The Aloha Summer Luau – A Celebration of Community.

The Aloha Summer Luau is a community party thrown by Boerne residents Bill and Richele Poston to recognize and celebrate the Boerne community and, more specifically, Boerne non-profit organizations.

Why a Luau?

After graduating college, Bill Poston moved to Hawaii to work in the hospitality industry where he spent four years surfing, scuba diving and living the island life. When he moved back to the states with his wife Richele, an island native, they quickly noticed just how different Texas and Hawaii were. Looking for a way to share the culture and spirit of the Islands with their friends in the Lone State State, the Aloha Summer Luau began in 2002.

How did non-profit organizations become involved?

Over the years, the Luau grew into an event that hundreds of people attended, which meant a new venue was needed. The event was moved to a bigger location which gave Bill an idea of what this event could be.

Bill is president and founder of Stelos Alliance, a non-profit organization with the mission of helping extraordinary young people reach their potential through scholarships and principled leadership training. He is also actively involved in his community and supports many of Boerne’s non-profit organizations. He decided to combine his passion for philanthropy and community, and his love for Hawaii, and make one, big community event that incorporated it all.

Area non-profits are invited to set up a booth at the Luau (for free) and showcase their organization. This way, they have a large crowd and a fun environment to raise support, build awareness for their cause, and make new friends. All organizations that participate in the event will receive a donation directly from the Poston’s. Over the years more than 25 organizations have participated. Since 2010, close to $50,000 has been donated by the Poston’s to non-profit organizations.

What can be expected at the Luau?

All the staples of a traditional island luau can be expected at the Aloha Summer Luau. From authentic Hawaiian food, to tropical drinks, to Hula dancers, to Hawaiian music, and fire dancers, the Aloha Summer Luau will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to Hawaii.

Additionally, there will be door prizes and dozens of activities and games for families.

A note from Bill:

The Aloha Summer Luau exists to provide the same openness, warmth, friendliness and sense of belonging that was shown to me in Hawaii years ago, – and to shine a light on organizations that work hard all year to bring that same spirit of aloha to the community of Boerne. I look forward to seeing you there.

The 2013 Aloha Summer Luau

Saturday, June 1

Kendall County Fair Grounds

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission is FREE!

Food and beverage tickets for the traditional sit-down Hawaiian dinner can be purchased in advance HERE or can be purchased at the event.

If your community or non-profit organization is interested in participating in the Aloha Summer Luau, contact Melinda.Keller@stelos.org.

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