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Second annual “Night in the Stacks” a success

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Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

“A Night in the Stacks 2004: Rounding Up Friends with Dr. William Bergin,” the second annual fund raiser for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Edwin H. Mookini Library, surpassed its goal of raising $10,000 to create an endowed book account in the name of the late UH Hilo Chancellor, Dr. Edwin H. Mookini.

The November 19th event was co-hosted by UH Hilo Chancellor Rose Tseng, Hawai‘i Community College Chancellor Rockne Freitas and Mrs. Kiki Mookini, widow of the late Edwin H. Mookini. The event also had the support and assistance of four honorary chairs: Dr. Elizabeth Buyers; Mrs. Alice Fujimoto; Dr. Stan Fortuna; and Mrs. Lillian Noda.

“A Night in the Stacks 2004” activities included local author Dr. William Bergin discussing his book, Loyal to the Land. Borders in Hilo set up a special table and sold books and items authored by UH Hilo and HawCC faculty authors and artists. In addition to Bergin’s book, items included books authored by Dr. Rick Castberg and Chris Loos, Dr. Sonia Juvik, Dr. Don Hemmes and Mrs. Ester “Kiki” Mookini. Borders donated 15% of all sales that night to the Friends of the Edwin H. Mookini Library Foundation.

This year, guests were also treated to the culinary talents of Chef Mel Arellano and friends, and from students in the HawCC Food Services program who showcased eight special desserts and all beverages.

“It was a wonderful evening of books, entertainment, food and drink, and a resounding success for the Edwin H. Mookini Library,” said University Librarian Linda Golian-Lui. “A heartfelt mahalo to all whose efforts made our fund raiser a rousing success.”

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