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Designs N Gold Sponsors Appreciation Dinner For Pearl Harbor Survivors
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On Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 5:30PM, Designs N Gold, a Hawaiian jewelry manufacturer based in Honolulu, Hawaii in association with the Kailua Elks Lodge will sponsor an appreciation dinner for survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

The dinner will be held at the Kaneohe Bay Yacht Club located at 44-503 Kaneohe Bay Drive in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor Survivors attending the appreciation dinner are Herbert Weatherwax and Alfred Rodriques both Members of the Kailua Elks Lodge, Sterling Cale, Harold O'Connor and Everett Hyland. All survivors are Members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Two hundred people are expected to attend the appreciation dinner. Dignitaries attending the appreciation dinner are Captain Greg Thomas, Commander of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Lester Chang, Director of Honolulu Parks and Recreation Department will be representing Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. Other invited dignitaries are Hawaii State Governor Linda Lingle and Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye.

Following dinner the attendees will be entertained by The Paradise Sisters and Company who will be performing USO Music from the World War Two period.

Colette Aoki, owner of Designs N Gold and Co-Chair of the event with Kailua Elks Lodge Member, Kalani Rodrigues, is donating special commemorative gifts to the survivors to commemorate the appreciation dinner.

"We are so pleased and excited to be a part of this historic event" commented Colette Aoki, "the youngest of the Pearl Harbor survivors would be 88 years old and several are in their 90's so Kalani Rodrigues (whose father Alfred Rodrigues is a survivor) decided now was the time to honor these American heros".

About Designs N Gold - The owner of Designs N Gold, Colette Aoki, has been in the jewelry business in Hawaii since 1976. Over that period she has designed jewelry for thousands of clients in Hawaii as well as worldwide. In 1985 she acquired the jewelry manufacturer, Designs N Gold, which gave her the ability to control the entire jewelry making process from design to finished product. Designs N Gold's expert jewelers and engravers create each piece of Hawaiian jewelry including pendants, earrings, bracelets, and wedding rings. Contact 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street, Suite: 106-339 Aiea,Hawaii 96701Tel Local: 808-484-2699 Tel Outer Island & Mainland: 800-343-5846Web: Email: Designs N Gold website by Colette Aoki

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