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.

Among the New Canaan guests were John Straus and Diane Straus.

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.

Inside the tent, swaying palm trees, tiki carvings and festive island flowers set the tone of the evening. As guests enjoyed a three-course meal prepared by Marcia Selden Catering, they were treated to a performance of “South Pacific’s” most beloved musical numbers. After dinner, guests danced the night away to music by Marianne Bennett Presents Element Music.

“South Pacific” was Family Centers’ largest fundraiser of the year, and raised more than $720,000 for the agency’s human service, health and education programs, which serve more than 22,500 Fairfield County residents each year.

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.