Cyril Pahinui and Others Will Entertain at the Sunday, Sept. 5 Fundraiser
Ka ‘Ohana O Honu’apo celebrates its stewardship of Honu’apo Park at the third “Ho’olaule’a At Honu’apo: Mālama Ka’u,” Sun., Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Honu’apo Park and Whittington Beach Park.
The free, multi-generational festivities are open to everyone, with great food, music, hula, a mo’olelo (storytelling) contest and more. Cyril Pahinui, Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani led by Kumu Hula Nahokulani Gaspang, Halau Kukui Malamalama O Kona with Kumu Hula David Ka`iliwai, Back to the ’50s, Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with Kumu Hula Ehulani Stephany, Just Us, Mahalo Ke Akua Hula Ministry led by Terry Tanaka, and the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka’u, will entertain the crowd.
Ka ‘Ohana O Honu’apo and the Ka’u community are dedicated to protecting the 230 acres of Honu’apo Park, now the largest county shoreline park in the state. Honu’apo is a special shoreline nursery that nurtures and protects dozens of endangered marine and terrestrial plants and animals. Event organizers hope to raise awareness about Honu’apo, and raise funds to help maintain programs. The day includes a variety of fun-filled events for all ages, including cultural demonstrations, canoe rides, pony rides and a beach clean-up contest for keiki.
Other special elements of the Ho’olaule’a include a look at the past, with an exhibition of historic photos, and numerous food, crafters and community education booths, a silent auction, and lucky number prizes, including a grand prize of $400 in Hawaiian Airlines gift certificates. The mo’olelo (storytelling) contest has a first prize of $200, second prize of $100 and third prize of $50. Contestants are limited to five minutes, stories must be family-friendly, and stories about Ka’ua nd Honu’apo are encouraged.
“Ka’u has been blessed with so many resources for self-sufficiency,” said event organizer Michelle Galimba, president of Ka ‘Ohana O Honu’apo. “We have a lot to share, and, based on the two previous Ho’olaule’a At Honu’apo, we expect a large turnout!”
This event is being supported by the County of Hawai’i through a grant from the Hawai’i Tourism Authority.
For more information call (808) 929-9891 or visit www.honuapopark.org.