2011 Pahoa Christmas Parade and Ho’olaulea Information

Jingle Bell Rock is the theme for the 2011 Holiday Christmas Parade slated for 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Grand Marshall will be Louie Perry, Puna’s own four-time gold medalist special Olympian.

Louie Perry and Mayor Kenoi at the Global Legends Game

The Hawai‘i County Band and the Paradise Roller Girls are among those who have signed up for the parade that will run through historic Pahoa Village.

Judges will decide best keiki, best kupuna, best true to theme, and best overall. Kaleo’s, Boogie Woogie Pizza, Black Rock Cafe, Island Naturals, Jeff Hunt Surfboards, Kalani Honua Oceanside Retreat, Hawaii Island Gourmet, Puna Geothermal Venture, and Kapoho Kine Adventures have all provided donations.

A float from the 2008 Pahoa parade

Prizes will not only go to float winners, but also to the Pahoa business with the best decorated wreath.
Mainstreet Pahoa Association has initiated an adopt-a-wreath program to try and get Pahoa businesses into the spirit to decorate for the holiday season.

Our Pahoa Christmas tree from 2010

Mainstreet Pahoa has also commissioned Jennifer Mydock (bigislandfacepainter.com) to paint windows of Pahoa storefronts.

Jennifer Mydock paints a face at the Montessori Schools Ho'olaulea

Meanwhile, the annual Pahoa High and Intermediate School Ho‘olaulea will follow the Dec. 3 parade. Keiki who would like their photos with Santa will be able to do so at the Pahoa High and Intermediate School Ho‘olaulea.

2009 Ho'olaule'a

2009 Ho'olaule'a

Mainstreet Pahoa asks prospective entrants, especially rock bands and those with classic cars to contact Jeff Hunt Surfboards at (808) 965-2322 or Puna Style (808) 965-7592 for an entry form.

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