ATASCADERO — Emilio Velci Share Aloha Project announced its Fourth Annual Evening of Aloha, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 5 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park Pavilion.

The event aims to shed light on the pressing issue of the fentanyl crisis, which has tragically claimed countless lives across communities. Featuring a Hawaiian-inspired dinner, a silent auction, captivating Hula entertainment, and music by the talented DJ Joy Bonner, the Evening of Aloha promises to be an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Distinguished speakers, including Eric Dobroth from the District Attorney’s Office, alongside other community leaders, will address the audience, sharing insights and perspectives on combatting the fentanyl epidemic. The event will also feature a marketplace showcasing products from local vendors such as Red Leather Works, Bloke, Farron Elizabeth, Body Bean, Bloom&Doh, and Pios Island Delights.


Highlighting the evening will be a fashion show by Farron Elizabeth and Bloke outfitters, followed by an opportunity for guests to dance to the groovy tunes spun by DJ Joy Bonner.

The Emilio Velci Share Aloha Project was established in memory of Emilio Velci, a young individual whose life was tragically cut short by fentanyl poisoning. Fentanyl-related deaths have become alarmingly prevalent, particularly among individuals aged 18 to 40, with the fastest-growing demographic being 11 to 14-year-olds.

Proceeds from the event will be reinvested back into the community through various initiatives. These include scholarships for high school seniors, support for youth athletics at the Atascadero Recreation Center, and the development of an educational curriculum aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl.

The community is encouraged to participate in this vital initiative to make a meaningful difference in combating the fentanyl crisis. Attendees can expect an evening filled with informative discussions, community engagement, and the spirit of Aloha.

The Emilio Velci Share Aloha Project is dedicated to raising awareness about the fentanyl crisis and implementing initiatives to support affected individuals and communities. Founded in memory of Emilio Velci, the project seeks to honor his legacy by advocating for change and fostering a spirit of Aloha within the community.

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