We were asked to dress in Samoan style. As you see, I have had a puletasi made and Theron wore his lava lava. You arrive early evening just as the sun is setting. Large tents with decorated tables and chairs are set-up, a dance floor has been installed, a podium and sound system are on one side and on either side of this there is an orchestra area and a DJ. The flowers arrangements are out of this world gorgeous. The staff is all dress in matching Samoan shirts and dresses. The caterers take up space under their own tent with multiple tables of food.
Before the event begins, you meet and greet people and then find a table. These are the Avei's from Woods Cross and Sister S'au. Below are the Ellsworths who are the office company.
The program is a mix of talking about the restoration, musical presentations and presentation of awards. During the program, appetizers are served which consist of sushi, calamari, shrimp, wontons, and toast with spicy tomato chutney. After the program, we all went to the buffet line and heaped our plates with palusami, ham, pork, crab, fish, stir fry, desserts, and much much more. Then dancing. We danced a few dances and about 10:30 p.m. we left for home. The whole ambiance was wow!!