The Lotus Skyliners book launch took place on June 11 at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Church and was a huge success.
Early attendees began arriving as early as an hour before the 3 p.m. event. It turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for old friends to mingle and also to meet former Skyliners band members.
Music was provided by the Pat & Rich2 Quartet.
Vic Kihara, the lead trumpet in the band, and Dennis Tsuboi kicked off the event by welcoming everyone and introducing the former Lotus Skyliners, author Randy Tada, creative writer Kay Hirai, and other VIPs in attendance.
Tada, Hirai and Janet Baba spoke about how the book originated and came to fruition after three years.
More than 150 people attended the book signing and the entire first run of 300 books was sold out by the end of the afternoon. Everyone agreed that it was a welcome event to kick off the summer.