OAA New Year’s Party Set for Jan. 15

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Ring in the new year with Uchinaanchu (Okinawan) spirit. The Okinawa Association of America will hold its annual New Year’s Party on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Quiet Cannon Conference and Event Center, 901 Via San Clemente in Montebello.

On the menu are prime rib with salad, seasonal vegetables, and cheesecake dessert. Vegetarian option: pasta in a roasted garlic and marinara sauce.

The party will include a silent auction for the first time in addition to a raffle drawing. Proceeds will go toward funding upcoming OAA cultural events and activities.

Auction items include a pair of L.A. Kings tickets and parking pass (value over $500) donated by Edward Kamiya; Odyssey Works Marksman Fang Tank SS Putter donated by Larry Tang; jewelry by designer Ailene Tang.

Raffle tickets are $2 each and winners need not be present to win. The grand prize is a Kangen Water Ionization Machine donated by Enagic USA, Inc.

Top prizes: One free round trip to Tokyo donated by Uyehara Travel (tax and fuel surcharge not included; blackout dates apply; travel must be arranged through Uyehara Travel); two $200 travel vouchers donated by IACE Travel (cannot be combined for one flight; flights must be made through IACE Travel); 32” TCL Roku Smart LED TV donated by Steve Awakuni; two Disneyland tickets donated by Henry Ikehara.

Admission is $40 for adults; $25 for students ages 11 to 18 (ID required); $15 for children ages 3 to 10 (chicken strips and fruits). Reservation deadline is Jan. 9. There will be an additional $10 per person after deadline, if space allows. Those interested in volunteering are also asked to contact OAA by Jan. 9.

For more information, call (310) 532-1929 or email oaamensore@gmail.com.

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