On February 16, 2017, over 200 friends, business partners, community leaders, and 15 Craigside residents gathered at Arcadia to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of Operations. Arcadia turned 50 years old on January 16, 2017.
A lovely program featured Leslie Wilcox from PBS Hawaii as the Master of Ceremonies. An opening Oli by Kahu Kelekona Bishaw of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama was a lovely way for all in attendance to reflect fondly on the past 50 years while excitedly looking forward to the next 50 years and beyond. We were also grateful to feature the talent of Sacred Hearts Academy 8th Grade Intermediate Choir led by Mr. Zachary Moore.
Leslie introduced Hawaii First Lady Dawn Ige who, representing Governor Ige, read a congratulatory message from the office of the Governor. Arcadia also received special messages from members of Congress, and a Proclamation from Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the City and County of Honolulu.
Hawaiian trio Puamana entertained party-goers with their festive tunes, and several guests spontaneously danced the hula. Guests were delighted to enjoy delicious pupu prepared by our dining services team which featured a tempura station, fresh seafood, charcuterie and cheese, prime rib sliders, and an array of decadent desserts. Candy Art Hawaii crafted handmade traditional Japanese lollipops, and their on-site photo booth with props was a big hit for all attendees.
From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Arcadia’s 50th Anniversary. We are especially happy that 15 Craigside residents made the journey over to join in the festivities!