OVANDO – The Saturday after Super Bowl, the Ovando community joins together for the Annual Ovando Community Luau. They don their best Hawaiian attire over long johns, sweaters and wool socks and reconnect with friends over lunch.
According to Ovando's Organizer of Frivolous Affairs Kathy Schoendoerfer, the first luau was held in 2005 and has continued every year since. The purpose is simply for Ovando residents to shake off cabin fever with good food, drinks and conversation with their neighbors.
Andi Bourne, Pathfinder
Everyone in attendance brought something to share at lunch. Tables were lined with hot dishes, casseroles, salads and desserts. Larry Dillree fried up chicken wings and chicken legs for everyone to enjoy while his wife Debbie watched.