Luau for literacy at United Way’s inaugural Tikis on the Terrace on Feb. 23

Get ready to party Polynesian-style at United Way’s inaugural Tikis on the Terrace presented by All About Achieving Learning Centers. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 6-10 p.m. at Tuckahoe Terrace at the Mansion at Tuckahoe, 1707 NE Indian River Dr, Jensen Beach, FL 34957. Guests will Luau for Literacy to raise critical funds for Martin County’s education initiatives. The event promises a full evening of sights, sounds and entertainment in the style of retro-tiki revival.  Tickets are $75 each prior to Jan. 31and $100 after Feb. 1. Tickets include tropical-inspired fare, unlimited libations (open bar) and, of course, traditional Polynesian dancers.
The theme is whimsical, but the mission is serious -- 57 percent of Martin County children are not ready for kindergarten. Studies show that kindergarten readiness can often dictate whether students are successful in future years. 
United Way of Martin County invests in programs that strive to enhance healthy living, improve education and support financial stability. “Our ultimate goal for Martin County’s youth is that they start school ready to learn, graduate high school and be prepared to pursue college, technical training or the workforce,” said United Way President and CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez. “And what we have learned is that investing in literacy-based programs is one of the most effective ways to achieve that goal.”
All proceeds from Tikis on the Terrace will be leveraged to fund programs that are targeting literacy, including kindergarten readiness and reading readiness in grades K-2 and more. 
Sponsors include All About Achieving Learning Centers; Wells Fargo; Florida Power & Light Company; Martin Health System; CenterState Bank; Hoskins Turco Lloyd & Lloyd; Stuart Sunrise Rotary; Stuart Magazine; ECP Event Group, Treasure Coast Legal and Publix.
 Visit to purchase tickets or for more information. Dust off  your Hawaiian shirt, pack your grass skirt and get ready to LIVE UNITED and luau on!
About United Way 
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to lift the community and change lives together through the collective power of advancing the common good. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve education and support financial stability.