Bay/Osos Filipino Community Assn hosts Annual Fiesta and Coronation Ball

Written by Estero Bay News

April 26, 2024

The Bay/Osos Filipino Community Association held its Annual Fiesta & Coronation Ball last Saturday, the largest fundraising event hosted by BOFCA benefitting college-bound students at Morro Bay High School. The dinner/dance is also an opportunity for the Filipino community of Los Osos to celebrate their children, families, and culture.

Evelyn Gaoiran of Livermore was crowned as 2024 Fiesta Queen. She said she is thankful for the opportunity to “serve, share, and be a role model.”  

First Princess Iluminada Plunkett (left) escorted by Tim Pendergast (center) 2024 Fiesta Queen Evelyn Juan Gaoiron escorted by Tony Gaoiron Jr. (right) 2nd Princess Mona McKelvy escorted by 
Kiki McKelvy

Iluminada Plunket was named First Princess, and Mona McKelvy was Second Princess, both are Los Osos residents. 

Recipients of the “Uliran Award” (Family of the Year) was the Gaoiran family of San Luis Obispo, honored for their service and dedication toward the community. The award acknowledges the fulfillment of the American dream — success, and making a difference. Dr. Kathryn Gaoiran of San Luis Obispo was given the “Isang Puso Award” for outstanding community service.

BOFCA fundraises year-round with similar events. They also host regular barbeques at Ralphs in Los Osos benefiting scholarships.

To support BOFCA or for more information, contact BOFCA president Albert Calizo at

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