Locals enjoy taste of ‘South Pacific’
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, June 28, 2015
More than 350 guests, many from New Canaan, enjoyed “One Enchanted Evening” in a Polynesian paradise when Family Centers hosted its “South Pacific” benefit May 29.
Drawing from elements of the classic Broadway musical “South Pacific,” co-chairwomen Brooke Ashforth, Laurie Grauer, Laurie Host and Susan Yonce created an evening of island adventure at the waterfront Greenwich home of Laurie and Peter Grauer.
During the event’s cocktail reception, guests sipped on mai tais and nibbled on island-inspired treats. They also enjoyed the sights and sounds of a ukulele player, and hula and traditional fire dancers.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families. More than 3,000 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Visit familycenters.org for additional information.