Summer’s end is approaching, but Unity Place of Monmouth is making sure the clients have a memorable close to the season. Throughout August, the client
s and staff work together to prepare for a Luau, set to take place on August 30. Home-made grass skirts the clients make, leis and a limbo contest will be part of the island-themed festivities.
Staff are working on other games, including musical leis, a variation on musical chairs, and the tacky tourist, with contestants vying to come up with the most over-the-top tourist wear. There will be a host of creations for clients to make as they get ready for the Luau. These include fashioning Tiki Masks, colorful fans and sun visors. In addition, clients will be constructing a totem poll for the case management room.
A Luau would not be a Luau without the right cuisine. Chef Dena and Kaitlyn will serve up Hawaiian Chicken with rice and grilled pineapple. And to top it off, a pig-shaped cake will be served for dessert.
The Luau itself will take place during the two afternoon groups on the last Friday of August. There will be a Limbo face-off and a hula-hoop contest. These special events will complement the regular end-of-the-month activities such as awards for clients.
The finale will be a pie in face of counselor, with clients to vote on the counselor to be on the receiving end. The chosen counselor will have a taste of summer to remember, while the clients will have an image to bring a smile to their faces well into fall.