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Carden Jamboree Roundup

You know its going to be an unusual night out when it starts with “Should we bring the 4-wheel drive?”  With reports of heavy rain upcountry, we were advised to “bring an umbrella” and “be careful in the mud”.

carden.tent.fundraiserWe were heading to one of Maui’s numerous annual fundraisers, but instead of heading towards the resort towns of Wailea or Kaanapali, full of fancy hotels, ballrooms and valet attendants, we were driving up Haleakala, towards the dark clouds and pouring rain.  We were making our way to horse country for Carden Academys Jamboree, which takes place, literally, on a polo field.  We made it easily through the muddy back roads to the Oskie Rice field, and in typical ‘Maui Moment’ fashion, the rain let up as soon as we opened the car doors.

The welcoming sight of illuminated party tents, which were warm and dry, helped us instantly forget about the damp and dreary weather (being greeted with a glass of champagne helps with that, too).  Instead of the typical aloha shirts, fancy slippers and resort wear, or sometimes even evening attire that is normally seen at these functions, everyone was decked out in their finest jeans, plaid shirts and an impressive selection of cowboy boots and hats.  And, since this is an Upcountry Maui event, some of these people were actual cowboys and girls.

There was too much going on to list everything that happened at the Jamboree, but some of the highlights included a fantastic buffet of BBQ food by Three’s Bar and Grill, a cocktail bar by Dazoo, featuring Ocean Vodka, a homemade pie contest (this year’s winner – Nova Burnes with a chocolate meringue), an extensive silent auction, and a live auction with several once in a lifetime experiential and gift items.

A professional auctioneer was imported all the way from Oahu, assisted by Tamalyn Baldwin, literally ‘cracking the whip’.  Tamalyn, aside from being the head wrangler at her family’s Piiholo Ranch, supplied one of the live auction items, a custom piece of jewelry from her collection, Vaquera Maui.  Another high-interest live auction item was a gift basket by world-champion surfer Kai Lenny, which included a stand-up paddling lesson by the champion himself.

Rounding out the evening was dancing to live music by Country Knights.  If you missed the event (or if you were there!), here are some more of the photos from the event (click to see a larger version):

 

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Carden Academy Jamboree 2014

Usually before Maui’s fancy fundraisers, the big question is, which pair of slippers am I going to wear? (we are a pretty casual group) For next weekend’s 14th Annual Carden Academy Jamboree, the question is, which pair of cowboy boots?  The theme for this popular soiree is ‘Paniolo’, and jeans, cowboy hats and of course boots are all welcomed!  The event takes place at the Oskie Rice Polo Field in Makawao, and features a BBQ dinner by Three’s Bar and Grill and dancing until 11pm with the Country Knights.

Returning this year will be the amazing auction for which the Jamboree is famous, and the homemade pie contest.  In a new spin on an old tradition, the Carden students have again made quilts, but this year they only made two, and they will be part of a special giveaway contest!  The Jamboree supports the programs and tuition assistance at Carden Academy of Maui.  This year’s event will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30 – 11pm.  (Please note the new date for the event, which had to be rescheduled due to a conflicting event)

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This year’s menu from Three’s features Kiawe Smoked Root Beer Glazed Brisket, 3’s BBQ Ribs with Guava-Chipotle Sauce, Mesquite Char-Grilled BBQ Chicken, 3-Bean Garden Fresh Chili, Mac n’ Cheese with Herb Breadcrumbs, Char-Grilled Chimichurri Vegetables, Honey Chipotle Glazed Corn Bread, and Caesar Salad.

A cash bar will also be available, with cocktails by Dazoo Restaurant’s mixologist, Jimmy Shoemaker.  Jimmy will be serving up his famous mixed drinks, along with Dazoo’s Bald Sodas, the non-alcoholic sodas made with fresh fruit, macerated and mixed sparkling water and a touch of vinegar.

Click here to See the auction items:

Click here to Buy Tickets: 

or call 573-6651 (must be 21 and over to attend)

Carden Academy of Maui is an independent, non-denominational private school located in Pukalani.  Founded in 1998, the school serves children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, with one class per grade and a maximum enrollment of 144 students.

The school is committed to educating the whole child through a balance of academic excellence, character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting.

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