On the Scene
‘Heal the Hearts’
HEALING BROKEN HEARTS:
David Hayakawa, left, and Ocean Club general manager Dan Punch, center, joined Brad Coates in welcoming invitees to Coates & Frey's seventh "Heal the Hearts" Valentine's Day Ball Friday at the Ocean Club. A capacity crowd got an early start on Valentine's Day as Coates and his partner, Greg Frey, showed their firm's "aloha and appreciation" to friends, clients and former clients, and their colleagues in the fields of marital and family law, with a perfect pau hana party. Coates and Hayakawa are now working on Hawaii's 20th "April Foolish Party," a benefit for Make-a-Wish Hawaii, April 7 at Aloha Tower. Call Coates at 524-4854.
MORE BEADS, PLEASE?:
SuLing Reeves stopped by the party with Joe Jarmusch of Aloha Satellites, a high-tech communications company. Party guests received Coates & Frey "Heal the Hearts" first-aid kits, sampler bags of Kit Kat and Reese's Pieces candy, and one string of Mardi Gras beads apiece. Two buffet lines ensured that there was plenty to eat, a good variety of items and only a short wait. The chocolate fountain was a popular stop.
Greg Punch, right, joined Ocean Club doorman Andrew Baldwin in making sure "Heal the Hearts" guests Suzette Bakke, second from left, Brenda Gorospe and Mary Agapay had no problems going through the sushi line. Red and pink were the official colors of the pre-Valentine's party.
'WE'RE JUST FRIENDS. REALLY!':
Gabriel Hernandez, left, Lola Ito, Toby Sakoda and Donna Chun partied at the long bar on the Ewa side of the club. Sakoda and Chun have been observed on the scene together at other recent events, but they both said emphatically on Friday that they're "just friends. Really!"
"Heal the Hearts" co-host Greg Frey, right, welcomed his brother, Lt. Col. Grant Frey, USMC, to the party. Frey is scheduled to deploy to Iraq later this month just before his daughter, Air Force MP Lauren Frey, returns from a year of duty farther north.