Let's Do The Hula! (Page Three)
So... Who get's the centerpieces (The real pineapple)
Whoever has a birthday closest to August 6th... When the storm hit Hawaii
The pineapple is hiding buried in a pile of leis
Did You Know? - Pineapples spread around the world because they were kept on ships to ward off sailors' scurvy. Sailors would wash their pineapples down with a pony' (measure) of rum.
Did you know pineapple is good for colds and coughs? Pineapples are packed with Vitamin C and all the flu fighting goodness you'd expect to get from oranges except pineapples have something EXTRA special! Bromelain, an enzyme which is found in pineapples, is excellent for digestion and has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus.
You can grow a pineapple plant by twisting the crown off a store bought pineapple, allowing it to dry for 2-3 days, and then planting it?
Although originally from South America, most of the world's pineapples now come from Southeast Asia. Thailand is said to be the biggest producer of pineapples in the region.
Did you know one pineapple plant produces only one pineapple every 2 years?
Did you know that a pineapple plant can fruit for up to 50 years in the wild?
The word "pineapple" was first used in 1398 in reference to a pine cone. It is derived from the Spanish word "piña" which means pine cone. This was changed nearly 300 years later with the word "pine cone" being introduced so pineapple could be used exclusively for the fruit. You might also recognise the Spanish word "piña" from the name of the most popular pineapple drink the piña colada.
Pineapple canneries use every bit of the pineapple. The skins, core and end portions are used to make a variety of products including vinegar, alcohol and animal food. It's always great when you don't have to waste anything.
Bromelain is an enzyme contained in pineapple which breaks down proteins. This enzyme isn't only a good for your digestion of protein but it also means you can use pineapple juice as a meat tenderiser.
Pineapple is not, strictly speaking, a fruit. Rather it is 100-200 fruitlets all fused together!
Hawaii is right in line with the storm tracks
Welcome guests and it's time to dance!
Penny for Marion's thoughts
Around and around we go.... Where we stop NOBODY knows
Aloha... Ready to dance?
Amy and Les speed away from the pack
Our guests are not bashful and that is good!
"Do you think they will do the War Chant"
Love the shirts guys
New partners... New steps
Hang on.... Here we go!
Hey... Matching colors!
I saw a man.. Dancing with his wife!
Announcement #2 - The Next Dance
Our Halloween Dance Directors give us the scoop
The crowd roars
The band takes a break and so do we!
A little west coast swing?
Glad the leis were plastic and silk or we would up up to our ears in flower petals
"Lets save a few steps and dance right here"
Last dancers standing