2017 Pacific Fun Day

Hafa Adai Guam Society Members, Family and Friends,

An annual event in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia area is the Pacific Fun Day Picnic.

This event began under Reverend Meki To’alepai (Samoa) of Baltimore, in the summer of 1985 bringing local Polynesian music and entertainment groups and communities closer together for a day of fellowship and cultural sharing.  This is a family oriented activity to share songs, dances, arts and crafts, talents and food.  This not-for-profit event is put together by Pacific Islanders and friends with love.

The event has been held annually at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #89 at 2905 Old Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20773 in Prince George County, Maryland.  Details about the event are provided below:

The 2017 Host for the event is Hawaii

This year will have an amazing entertainment program scheduled throughout the day starting at 11:00AM, so make sure you don’t miss out!

If you plan to be part of the entertainment, please respond to the point of contact below / on the flyer and an entertainer talent form will be sent to you to complete. There were 19 groups who performed last year and the committee hopes to be able to accommodate all groups this year.

If you wish to sign up to perform, send request and pertinent forms in by May 15th.  The performance order will be randomly drawn and finalized by June 1st.

Important Note: All funds generated by any money dances will be put into the Pacific Fun Day General Fund. This event wa s never intended to serve as a fundraising mechanism for dance groups or performers. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions or need additional info, please contact the point of contact below / on the flyer. Hope to see you on August 19th! You are encouraged to stay connected through the official Facebook page – Pacific Fun Day Annual Picnic. This is a great vehicle for everyone to get (and stay) connected via social media.

Date:  August 19, 2017

Timeline:   7:00 AM – Facility Set Up

9:00 AM – Vendor Set Up

11:00 AM – Opening Ceremony (GUAM) / Entertainment Begins (all day until dusk – by various performers)

Points of Contact to Volunteer:

Points of Contact:

Reverend Meki To’alepai – Advisor & Founder
410-371-4839 // jtoalepai@verizon.net

Isapela Coggins – PFD Host / Entertainment
202-699-1256 // hamogal10@gmail.com

Maurisi Palepale –PFD Co-Host / Stage Manager
reecesamoan1@yahoo.com

Faletua JoAnn To’alepai – Vendor Space Chair
410-627-7641 // jtoalepai@verizon.net

Terri Guevara Smith – Food Committee Chair
301-675-8518 // fuunaguam@gmail.com

Brandie Peters-Williams – Publicity/Kid Activities Chair
202-360-2295 // honolulubaby75@gmail.com

The flyer for the event can be downloaded at this link:  2017 Fun Day Flyer Please share the attached flyer with friends and family.

General Donations: $10.00 per car plus a potluck main dish or salad enough to feed the occupants of the car plus four (4) more adults.  Remember this is a picnic to share our island food.

Bring your own chairs, tables, blankets, mats, umbrellas, musical instruments, voices, sports equipment, and in general – Pacific Island happy attitudes.  Soft drinks, water, and paper products (plates, napkins, spoons, cups, etc.) will be available.  If you have to eat with chopsticks, please bring your own.

Car Pool if possible as parking is limited.

ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL AT THIS EVENT!

Please use disposable containers for food.

Glass bottles or containers are not allowed in the park.

Vendor Space is available: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you and God Bless!

Respectfully,

Pacific Fun Day Committee