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2nd Annual Gala Celebration Fundraiser – “Fantasia Ball 2013” – Scheduled


Wailuku, MAUI , January 30, 2013 – Local grassroots nonprofit community based organization which began its journey helping children with Polio in 1947 on Maui celebrates 66 years of growth, commitment and service on Maui. Imua Family Services proudly presents the Second Annual “Fantasia Ball” an extraordinary celebratory fundraiser event on Saturday, April 13, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m. in the luxurious Haleakala Ballroom, Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. Event Information and tickets are available through Imua Family Services and at www.imuafantasiaball.org

Fantasia Flyer 2013The “Fantasia Ball” will be an elegant affair complete with cocktail reception followed by a spectacular Chef inspired dinner. There will be a stunning program celebrating the lives of Maui’s Keiki with illustrious spectacles of visual and musical entertainment, from acrobatics and dance performances to the vocal styling’s of some of Maui’s most talented teens. A presentation from our Honorable Mayor of Maui, Alan Arakawa as well as the Governor of Hawaii can be expected.

As if the Ball was not Fantasmic enough it is followed by Fantasia After Dark after party. Taking the nightclub dance experience to new and exotic levels, turning the third ballroom into an all-out raving dance party with cutting edge DJ’s and VJ’s including Bird of Prey, Rhythmstar, Sweet Beets and other mind blowing Technicolor visionaries such as the Color Box with Gabe Mott. Adding to the mix of fashion will be UH Maui College, Fashion Technology who have been given the challenge of creating show stopping couture which brings the event to red carpet heights.

Entertainment will run through every component of the night with featured musicians such as Maui Cello Quartet and Kelly Covington and Espresso Band and dancers from Seabury Hall’s Dance Director David Ward and Dance Teacher Vanessa Cerrito to the Ballroom Dancers of Rita O’Connor Private Image Dance Studio, along with Maui’s Teens Got Talent show casers, Connor Snow, Christi Fell, Machela Wesson, Halia Haynes, Danielle Morton and Cheyanna Simmons just to name a few of the highlights.

Honorary Chair Family Keith and Lynn Araki Regan and their son will share from their story, “when we are presented with challenges for which we do not readily hold the answers and that can be a very frightening experience particularly for parents of children born under challenging circumstances or with special needs.  As parents of a child born prematurely, we were woefully unprepared and uncertain about our son’s future.  We had no experience and no idea of where to turn for help.  In a very short time after his birth, we were contacted by the angels at Imua who were ready to become a part of our life and, more importantly, the life of our son Riley.  They were there with welcoming and comforting arms assuring us that a bright future lay ahead.” This is the work of Imua Family Services for 65 years, through therapeutic services helping children with disabilities, developmental delays and special needs reach their full potential in life.

In a fascinating twist into the world of Social Media Imua Family Services has created an online event experience which features every detail of the event as it grows, the online journal can be shared, liked, tweeted to an unlimited audience from those who wish to attend the event to those who cannot attend but want to follow the ball’s progressive experience at www.imuafantasiaball.org

For more information about Imua’s 66th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser Fantasia Ball, tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.imuafantasiaball.org or contact Dean Wong at (808) 244-7467 or dwong@imuafamily.org.