The Moana Nui Utah Foundation is hosting a luau on Friday and everyone is invited.

The foundation, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to “Enrich the lives of Pacific Islanders,” will present a free show and for just $10, you can also enjoy a plate of traditional island food. Proceeds from the meal goes directly to the Moana Nui Utah Scholarship Fund.

The purpose of the Moana Nui Utah Scholarship Luau is to celebrate those individuals that have exhibited the drive and determination to further their education, provided service in the community, and strives to better the lives of those around them.

The evening’s events, held at North Park, 500 N. 500 West in Provo, begin at 4 p.m. with a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, with the high school scholarship awards ceremony following closely behind. The Foundation and the Weingarten Family will then recognize the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac ICU and Inpatient Rehab Services Nurses, Doctors and Staff. Then the luau will commence at 6 p.m.

Entertainment during the luau will consist of Hawaiian, Tongan, Fijian, Tahitian, New Zealand and Samoan performances. There will also be a fire knife dance as well as an audience participation dance. The night will finish up with a Pacific Island Concert at 8 p.m.

For more information, log on to the Moana Nui Utah Facebook page or contact Mike Weingarten at (801) 885-4974.

Story from Daily Herald