FACO 40th Anniversary &
5th Annual Hiyas Awards at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa
on October 22, 2017
Zucette Lumabas, FACO Correspondence Secretary & Networking
was an evening to remember, an awesome 40th FACO Anniversary
and 5th Annual Hiyas Awards! Congratulations to our Hiyas
Awardees and presidents, past & present! It was an elegant
affair recognizing the FACO presidents and prominent &
successful Filipinos in the community! We're thankful for
the wonderful and constant support of Mayor Jim Wood and his
beautiful wife Pamela Wood, Bob & Debbie Mikulay. Mayor
Jim Wood stood up for the national anthems, greeted people
by name, was conversant and went to other tables to greet!
He remembered we have pictures together, so we posed. We're
so glad to see him so much improved. He was greeted with standing
ovation! We pray for his continued, safe and complete recovery!
the guests didn't want the event to end so they danced to
the max. Excellent production, beautiful table decoration,
delicious food, hardworking committee, lovely and enthusiastic
guests. It was great to work with this committee, chair Rein
Hanson, co-chair Dorothy Mahimer, JM Ureta, Belle Limoge,
Sheila Francis, Virgie Fleming, Rose Wallace, Bob Hamilton,
Enri Pisco, fantastic team work. Our sincere thanks and appreciation
to the Hiyas awardees, FACO presidents, guests, emcees, entertainers,
DJ, committee, volunteers, 2017 winners Mrs FilAm 1st runner
up, 2nd runner up, Little Miss, Miss Preteen winners and runner
up, MFA winners, hotel management and anyone we may have missed.
To all pat your back for a job well done!!!