HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor is hosting it's 9th Annual Fundraising Gala. Joining us earlier this morning was Laurie Lagrange for the Pacific Aviation Museum and Dana Appleget, a mixologist with the Westin Moana Surfrider.
Seventy-four years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, having a cocktail can do more than wet your whistle. During the months of December 2015 and January 2016, Starwood Hotels and Resorts' The Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, and Sheraton Waikiki hotels will feature a new drink honoring yesteryear, while raising funds for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
Mixologist Dana Appleget from the Moana Surfrider has created "The Officer" featuring Jim Beam bourbon, a favorite of World War II heroes admirals Chester Nimitz and William Halsey.
The Officer, along with two other themed cocktails "The Admiral's Itch," created by The Royal Hawaiian's mixologist Van Tanji using Kauai's own Koloa Rum; and "Buzz The Tower," created by Sheraton Waikiki's mixologist Kim Fukuzono using Ocean Vodka from Maui, will be introduced at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's annual fundraising gala on December 5, 2015, 6-10 pm. After that, "The Officer" will be available at Starwood properties, with $1 from each cocktail sold donated to Pacific Aviation Museum to restore the hangars and Control Tower that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Each year, Pacific Aviation Museum hosts a gala in honor of the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. This year's theme, "For Love of Country – Pass It On," will remember the past, honor the present, and inspire the future.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the gala is December 1, 2015. Sponsor tables range from $3,000 to $20,000, with individual tickets priced at $275. For information and tickets, visit PacificAviationMuseum.org or contact Director of Development Carol Greene, 808-441-1006, Carol@PacificAviationMuseum.org. The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor.