Valery, RuthAnn and Michael Kleinfelt, left to right, recently hosted a luau for members of the Rocky Mount chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees.

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Valery, RuthAnn and Michael Kleinfelt, left to right, recently hosted a luau for members of the Rocky Mount chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees.

Federal retirees celebrate summer with Hawaiian luau

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The Rocky Mount chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees met on June 10 for a special luncheon meeting.

Members were hosted at the home of chapter President Michael Kleinfelt and chapter Secretary RuthAnn and their teenage son Valery. The warm summer afternoon was pleasant, and their nice yard was the perfect setting for a Hawaiian luau. Each of the 25 attendees was given a lei to wear during the festive occasion, making it seem even more as if it was actually in Hawaii.

Michael designed and constructed a unique in-ground cooking pit, where he prepared pork in the traditional Polynesian manner. The pork and grilled chicken were served with rice, poi and fresh melon. The delicious meal was enjoyed, and then three of RuthAnn’s scrumptious dessert creations were served: coconut cake, double chocolate pastry and ambrosia.

The group played a fun game of NARFO rather than BINGO. Prizes were awarded to winners Arlene Hoag, Bobby Lewis and Arthur Porter.

The luau was a fantastic way to have a celebration and to wish everyone a ice summer since there will not be a meeting in July and August. The next one will be on Sept. 2. Chapter members recently voted to change the date of all meetings from the second Tuesday to the first Tuesday of the month.

Everyone left the Kleinfelt home having been well-fed, entertained and shown warm hospitality by their gracious hosts.