Aloha was the greeting on June 20 at the Hosanna House Sherwood Property as Leah Thomas greeted guests for her Hawaiian Bash. The calendar said it was Father’s Day but it was also a time to celebrate Thomas’ birthday.

LEAH CELEBRATES WITH FAMILY—From left: Matthew Thomas, father; Rose Anne Thomas, mother; Leah and Mark Thomas, brother.

Guests were invited to wear their best island wear. Leah’s friends gave each person a lei and special friends received a lei made of real orchards. For many this was a first to see and feel a real lei. Thomas wore a lei and a head lei of plumeria flowers on her head. The plumeria is a tropical flower and nothing says Hawaii like the plumeria.

There were prizes for the best island dress and the best limbo dancer.

The beautiful property is an oasis on the edge of Wilkinsburg that offers swimming, dining and relaxing. Nick Nice was on the wheels of steel while yours truly commentated the colorful fashion show.


Thomas is the owner of a Women’s Touch in Wilkinsburg where she features unique clothing and accessories. A Women’s Touch is one of the few places in Pittsburgh where you can find hats by designer Luke Song.

Leah even imported Hawaiian dancers for the evening festivities. Keeping with the Father’s Day tradition, Thomas honored and introduced her father during the celebration. There was a year’s worth of planning for the party and it appears that the weatherman was in on the plan. It was a beautiful sunny day that felt like Hawaii.

Also On New Pittsburgh Courier:
comments – Add Yours