St. George, UT—The Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition (SUPIC) is proud to announce the 3rd Annual “Mana” Recognition Awards and Dinner! Held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Courtyard by Marriott, this event will recognize, honor and celebrate those Pacific Islanders in our community who have made a difference. These awards help emphasize the unique mission and objective of the Southern Utah Pacific Islander Coalition (SUPIC) to promote health, youth development, education and artistic, ethnic and cultural preservation. SUPIC invites the public to come celebrate the achievements of the following individuals and businesses that have made an impact in the following categories:
*Law Enforcement/Public Safety—Valerie Seely, St. George Police Department
*Education/Educator—Toanui Tawa, Southern Utah University
*Business—Aaron Reis, Ace Martial Arts
*Sports & Achievement—Conley Gali
*Art/Music/Entertainment—Smith and Molly Pedro
*Kupuna (Pioneer) Legacy—Etimani Lafaele
“Mana” begins at 7pm with a buffet dinner and entertainment, followed by the awards ceremony. Reservations can be made by calling 435-275-4030. Cost is $15.00 per person prior to event or $20 at the door. The event is sponsored by State Bank of Southern Utah.