Final luau at current Boys & Girls Club

By Brandon Gustafson | Sep 26, 2018

Fall is here, school and football season are in full swing, so naturally, the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Annual Luau is fast approaching.

This year’s luau, which begins at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 29, is the 49th installment, and is also the final luau to be held at the current Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club building at 1134 2nd Street. The new $6.68 million facility, located at 10600 47th Pl W., will likely be completed in October, with the opening set for December, according to Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club director Chuck Davis.

Davis said the luau has had over 300 people attend the last few years, and he anticipates about 350 people will attend this year’s event.

With it being the last year in the current club building, Davis has high goals for the fundraising.

“Last year we raised about $95,000, and the target this year is $110,000,” he said.

As always, there is a live auction with a wide variety of goods to bid on.

Some items include signed baseball memorabilia from current and former members of the Seattle Mariners, a Lake Chelan week vacation, a stay at the Fairmount Hotel with four tickets to “Wicked” and a $400 dinner at Anthony’s, six tickets to Teatro ZinZanni, a one-week Mexico trip, two Alaska Airlines tickets, and much more.

The Taylor family is sponsoring the event, and is also helping with the food, which includes salmon, pulled pork, corn on the cob, coleslaw, clam chowder and clams.

Ed and Dick Taylor started the luau back in 1969.

All money raised at the luau goes toward the club’s operating costs. The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club currently has 1,800 members, but Davis anticipates they will soon have roughly 3,000 members with the opening of the new facility.

Davis said there are very few seats remaining at tables, but there is still standing-room space available.

If you’re interested in attending this year’s luau, call Davis at 425-349-7781.

More information, or if you can’t attend but wish to donate to the Boys & Girls Club, visit https://bgcsc.org/mukilteo-luau/.

 

@Schedule@

Silent auction: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Buffet dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Live auction: 7:30 p.m.

Live music and dancing: After completion of the live auction

 

 

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