Community Fair
Patrons line up for fusion soul cuisine from the Soul Patrol food truck at the Schofield Main Exchange's community fair, Nov. 2.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Nov. 15, 2013) -- The Schofield Main Exchange, here, was full of fun and entertainment, Nov. 2, as children bounced around the block from activity to activity during a Military Family Appreciation Month Fair.

This year's theme was "No Family Left Behind," and the event offered a wide assortment retail concession vendors and fun for the whole community.

Music kept the Saturday event rocking and featured Mel, with an acoustics soul session, along with DJ's Bennie James (90.3 FM) and Doc Jay, who combined to kept the crowd grooving.

Food trucks and vendors lined the parking lot, serving up various cuisines that included Italian, barbecue, soul food, seafood, Latin, Greek, Irish, Mexican and more. Ms. Armed Forces 2014 also made an appearance.

"This was a fantastic event. My family had a fun time, and we hope to attend next year," said Jai Bryson, an Army family member whose daughters enjoyed a mid-day Zumba workout.

"Events like this are great; the food featured was an extra bonus," said Sgt. Williams Antonio, 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. "(The appreciation fair) told the story of all the duty stations that military families PCS to every day."

During the event, Esperanza (Pini) Duverney, Exchange Services Business manager, received a Success In Stilettos Award for encouraging and inspiring women of diversity to build their brand, as well as for maintaining a business footprint in the community.

"My team and I are really excited with the turn out," said Duverney. "We strive to bring new services to the community every day."

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