Sept. 30 fundraising events to support those affected by the Maui wildfires

A pair of area fundraising events on Sat., Sept. 30 will benefit those affected by the Maui wildfires.

Shangri-La Farm announces Hootenanny for Lahaina Fundraiser on Sat. Sept. 30

For more than a decade, Shangri-La Farm has hosted an end of summer celebration known as its annual Hootenanny. But this year, the event will transform into a fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 30 from 5-9 p.m. to benefit the Maui Strong Fund. This fund provides financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the Maui wildfires. As of September 14th, $120,730,844 has been donated to the Maui Strong Fund which is administered through the Hawaii Community Foundation. 

“The public is invited to attend this event at our Shangri-La Farm,” said organizer Liz Pike. “Attendees will be treated to a delicious western BBQ dinner and homemade pie. We encourage folks to wear their cowboy or Aloha attire for an evening of fun, music and dancing.” 

Tickets are $40 per person and advance registration is required by Sept. 25. A limit of 200 tickets will be sold. To RSVP, please text or call Liz Pike at (360) 281-8720 or email: . Pre-pay $40 per person with Venmo to Shangri-La Farm or pay $40 at the door. All net proceeds from the event will be sent to Maui Strong Fund.

The Hootenanny features live music by Kista Roberts and Whiskey Blue Band. Guests are also encouraged to bring $5 and $20 bills to play Chicken Poop Bingo. 

“My ties to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands run deep,” said Pike. “I lived on the Island of Oahu for about ten years and my twin children were born in Honolulu in 1989. Like most Americans, my husband Neil and I have enjoyed vacations in the Hawaiian Islands. When we heard about the horrific wildfires on Maui, we decided this year’s Hootenanny should be about helping those in need.”  

Guests will park at Grove Field Airport, 632 NE 267th Avenue, Camas. The Port of Camas-Washougal is contributing the use of the Grove Field airport parking lot for this fundraising event to partner with Shangri-La Farm to benefit Maui Strong Fund. From the airport, follow the meandering trail 1/4 mile through the woods to Shangri-La Farm or take a fun ride on the free Sunflower Mobile shuttle to the farm.

For more information, contact Liz Pike at Tel. (360) 281-8720 or email

Realtor announces Maui Strong Fundraising Garage Sale

Area Realtor Amy Graeff is hosting a garage sale at her Ridgefield home on Sat., Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for Lahaina residents. All proceeds from the garage sale at 1115 S. 44th Avenue in Ridgefield will benefit the Maui Strong Fund, which provides financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the Maui wildfires. 

“I am organizing this fundraising effort because I have visited the Hawaiian Islands throughout my life,” stated Graeff. “I have always felt a special connection with the land and its people. My wife also spent many summers on Maui with her family, which is why it was the perfect place for us to tie the knot.” 

In 2018, the couple was married at mile marker 12.5 south of Lahaina with a reception held at Fleetwoods on Front Street. 

“We are heartbroken by the fires that devastated much of Lahaina and we want to do what we can to help,” said Graeff. 

Ahead of the event, The Graeff Group is inviting area residents to drop off donated women’s, men’s and children’s designer clothing and upscale baby items for the fundraising garage sale by Wed., Sept. 27 and then attend the garage sale on Sat., Sept. 30. Throughout the day of the sale, raffle tickets will be sold, (three tickets for $5 and ten tickets for $20) with winning prizes donated by local Ridgefield businesses. Hawaiian-style Shaved Ice will also be offered for sale at $5 each. 

For more information about garage sale item drop-off times, contact Amy Graeff at (503) 880-2244.

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