The Paniolo Heritage Dinner & Auction is this year’s biggest fundraising event for the Paniolo Preservation Society and is set for Saturday, October 26th.  This is a opportunity for ranchers and community leaders to show their appreciation for our noble paniolo heritage by supporting the continuing mission of Paniolo Preservation Society and the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables. It’s also going to be a lot of fun, a great meal and a grand ol’ time for everyone.

In celebration of the Ranches and Paniolo Heritage of Hawaii, the Board of Directors of the Paniolo Preservation Society cordially invites you to the Paniolo Heritage Dinner and Auction, October 26th, 2013 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm.  This year our honored guest will be Edgy Lee, noted filmmaker. This fundraising event will take place at the Paniolo Heritage Center at the historic site of Pukalani Stables, Parker Ranch. The price is $150 per person or $1500 per table of 10 persons. The evening will include ranch sponsored tables with paniolo pupu, hosted bar, dinner, live auction, dancing and live entertainment. Attire is Cowboy Cocktail – leave your spurs at home. Reservations are required. For more details call 808.854.1541 or email at [email protected].pps save a cowboy invite_slide

The Honored Guest for the evening is Edgy Lee, whose exemplary film, ‘Paniolo O Hawaii – Cowboys of the Far West‘ was a great inspiration to Paniolo Preservation and a kick-starter for taking an active community role in the preservation of our proud ranching legacy.

A little about Edgy Lee, Hawaii-born Filmmaker

Edgy Lee is an independent, award winning, Hawaii-born filmmaker. Lee’s films include Papakolea – Story of Hawaiian Land (Academy Award winning cinematographer, Haskell Wexler; Emmy winning writer/producer, Saul Landau); Paniolo O Hawai’i – Cowboys of the Far WestWaikiki – In the Wake of Dreams; and The Hawaiians – Reflecting Spirit, among others. These documentary films were made in the hope of bringing a deeper awareness of the Hawaiian culture to a national public whose image of Native Hawaiians may have been shaped by stereotypes. Waikiki – In the Wake of Dreams contains an original production of the Hawaiian classic “Waikiki”, performed and arranged by Grammy winners Take 6. Warner Bros. Records released a companion soundtrack CD to the film Paniolo O Hawaii, produced by former Warner Bros. Records President Jim Ed Norman with Hawaiian kumu and performer, Nani Lim, and a Public Radio International one-hour program incorporated excerpts and music from the film.

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Another highlight of the evening will be a Paniolo themed auction of some marvelous items picked exclusively for this event.
  • Hand tooled Hawaiian Saddle by Master Craftsman, Pete Gorrell
  • Koa saddle stand by Phil “Ski” Kwiatkowski
  • Koa rocking chair
  • Limited edition Charles Russell Print ,“Montana Cowboy – Looking for a Waterhole”, framed/signed and certified
  • Limited edition Charles Russell Print, “Bunch Quitter”, framed/signed and certified
  • Bronze by Debora Fellows “Closing Time”
  • Handmade bit
  • Bronze by Fred Fellows  “Hawaiian Saddle
  • Wahine – Alii colored feather lei
  • Multi-colored pheasant hat lei
  • Painting by Martha Greenwell

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