Tinker Hukilau benefit dinner May 1 at Giovanni’s
From press release
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens will host the Third Annual Tinker Hukilau, a dinner/dance that will feature the Clutch Cargo Band and the Aloha Hula Girls.
The Tinker Hukilau will be Saturday, May 1, at Giovanni’s on Bell School Road in Rockford, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Luau theme of the event was chosen in celebration of the Hawaiian birth of Robert Hall Tinker, former Rockford mayor and co-founder of the Rockford Park District.
Robert Tinker built the historic Swiss-styled cottage in 1865 that became a museum in 1943. The cottage contains an intact collection of all of the art, artifacts and furnishings of the Tinker and Dorr families, including many Hawaiian artifacts.
Casual attire with a tropical theme is encouraged, and comfortable shoes are recommended for dancing to the music of the Clutch Cargo Band and for joining in with the Aloha Hula Girls.
The tickets for this fun-filled event are $50 per person, $90 per couple, and a table for eight may be reserved for $350.
The buffet dinner will include passed hors d’oeuvres, tropical minted fruit salad, pineapple-glazed ham with rolls, chunks of chicken and vegetables in teriyaki sauce with stirfy rice and vegetables. A cash bar will offer special Hukilau drinks, including an Aloha, Mai Tai and Blue Hawaii.
The Tinker Hukilau is a major fund-raising event for the nonprofit organization with the proceeds benefiting the Tinker Cottage and Gardens, tours, activities and educational programs offered by Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling (815) 964-2424.
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