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Noche en South Pacific

Noche en South Pacific

Dancers from Island Breeze played with fire to an enthralled crowd. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Sheila Whitney, and troupe, entertained attendees with a scene from the musical "South Pacific".On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Fund-a-need was well supported. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

The irrepressible Marcelo DeFreitas joined in with the fire dancing. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Dancers from Island Breeze. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Sometimes keeping well hydrated while holding critters requires a little imaginative cooperation. In this case, Emily Charrier-Botts (holding a porcupine) is assisted by Lynette Lyon (cradling a young wallaby). On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Steve Page sips a tropical cocktail. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Michelle Rogers gets a snuggle and what appears to be a free teeth cleaning from a new friend. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Sailor suits were de regueur with the younger set. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Dancers from Island Breeze. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

MC Marcelo DeFreitas, wearing a very manly grass skirt, encourages supporters to fund-a-need. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Robin Lyon brought a few of the exotic birds she cares for. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Anna Pier, the La Luz board's new president, introduced herself to the crowd. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Ligia Booker, who started La Luz over 30 years ago, was honored at the gala event. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Sharon Samogyi, Anna Pier and Marcelo DeFreitas pick a raffle winner. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Dancers from Island Breeze didn't limit themselves to native dancing. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Dancers from Island Breeze. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Bill Jasper made a new exotic friend. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Simon Blattner chatted with friends. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Teri and Dan Parks enjoyed the evening. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

John Story generously offered to match every $100 fund-a-need donation. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Happy attendees Mandy Bolling, Kate Eilertsen and Michael Muscardini. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Jon Sebastiani, of Krave, enjoyed cocktails and talking with friends. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

The irrepressible Marcelo DeFreitas welcomes the crowd. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Sheila Whitney and troupe entertain the crowd with a scene from the musical "South Pacific". On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Sheila Whitney belts out "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", a song from the musical "South Pacific". On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Louann Carlomagno at the caviar table. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

The question is - just exactly how do you pet a porcupine? On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Noche en South Pacific

Exotic dancing from Island Breeze went well into the evening. On Saturday, August 2, the annual fundraiser for La Luz Center presented visions of a tropical paradise to the sold-out crowd of 450 patrons. This year's theme, Noche in South Pacific, celebrated island life with tropical birds, unique cocktails, and dancers from Island Breeze. Attendees, sporting leis, sailor suits and Hawaiian shirts, feasted on shrimp ceviche and caviar before settling down to a sumptuous native banquet. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)