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Results From the 2010 Keaau Lighted Christmas Parade

The 7th Annual Kea’au Lighted Christmas Parade happened tonight in Kea’au on the Big Island.  More then 50 entrants participated in this years events.

I was fortunate enough to be asked to be one of five judges this year.  The other judges were Bill Crawford, Hawaii Tribune Herald; Carol Hunter, Wiki-Wiki Mart;  Loreen Hough, Oceanic Time Warner; Tom English; W.H. Shipman, and Chris Missick – Alternate Judge, Wiki-Wiki Mart.

This year’s Grand Marshals was former Keaau principals Ann Paulino of Keaau High School and Jamil Ahmadia from Keaau Middle School.   The Master of Ceremonies was J.E. Orosco, of K-Big Radio, FM-98, Pacific Radio Group.

Points were given for theme, originality, attractiveness, and most spirited.


March Unit

1st – Paradise Roller Girls

2nd – Puna Panthers Pop Warner Football and Fred Blas Action Team

Marching Band

1st – Kamehameha School

2nd – Keaau Middle and High Schools

Big Rigs

1st – Island Wide Trucking

2nd – Helco

Large Float

1st – New Hope Fellowship – East Hawaii

2nd – R. Kobayashi Trucking

Medium Float

1st – ET Ohana

2nd – Paradise Park Baptist Church

Small Float

1st – Keiki Express

2nd – Keaau Post Office

Horse Mounted Unit [Damon edit – I’m not sure where the horses were though :roll:  they had a good float and the judges sheets only listed them as a mounted unit]

1st – Hawaii Horse Association

Wreath Contest Winners

Best of Parade Theme – Ma’s Kitchen

Best Workmanship – Shaka Chic

Best Materials – Hokulani’s

Committee members working on the project for the past five month include, Adella Walter, Arline Macanas, Barbara Riley, Bill Walter, Carl Okuyama, Cheryl Kiefer, Dee Joaquin, Jamil Ahmadia, Jeanine Acia, Kathy Weller, Ken Watanabe, Larry Kiefer, Lily Chan-Harris, Oliver English, Puamana Paikai, Randy Akao, Ron Jarvis, Sally De Ryke, Scott Amaral, Tammy Kagawa, Trina Nahm-Mijo, Val Summers, Valerie Ferrari, and Wendy Davis.

Contributing business sponsors included Ace, Alibi Tavern, Inc., Big Island Toyota, Bueno Burrito, Duke’s Shave Ice, Eddie’s Plumbing, Inc., Foodland, GW Construction, HFS Federal Credit Union, HPM, Kea`au Filipino Food Store, Kea`au Natural Foods, Inc., KTA, Lemongrass Restaurant, McDonald’s, Orchid Properties, Pacific Floral Exchange, Inc., Paradise Beverage, Puna Rock Co., Ltd., Watumull Properties, Wiki-Wiki Mart and W.H. Shipman

Big Island Toyota Service on Twitter… and Offering Deals!

Interesting… I guess now you can drop off your car at Big Island Toyota… and be tweeted when it’s ready for pick up.  Well I don’t know if they are doing that yet, but they could.

I had to chuckle when I saw that Big Island’s Toyota Service has a Twitter site and actually uses it:


  1. Save cash on Saturday’s in Kona or Hilo; find the coupon at Bigislandtoyota.com

  2. Ok so it rains in Hilo, come in today we will install wiper blades no charge for labor, and we will wash ur car. Toyota Service Big Isla

  3. Hilo or Kona Hawaii, Big Island Toyota, Scion, Suzuki gives you Towing, Tire Hazard, Lock out service with every Top Shape Maintenance

  4. Merry Monarch discounts; bring you entry tag or ticket stub to Big Island Toyota in Hilo or Kona and take 10% off your bill for any fact

  5. Kona and Hilo, Hawaii were detailing customers cars, and mak’em shine

  6. Toyota Maintenance Hilo or Kona Hawaii. Get 2 premimum movie passes with any factory service. Who said service on your ride isn’t fun!

  7. Were open Saturday from 7 AM to 4 PM for Service on;Toyota,Scion, and Suzuki in Hilo and Kona Hawaii

  8. Hilo or Kona Movie tickets with factory service. https://bigislandtoyota.com

  9. Where is ur truck what won’t it do?

  10. Hawaiian style Service Discounts at bigislandtoyota.com

  11. I am planning to save people their cash, by giving them discounts and extras on service for their cars or trucks. Sexy huh?