Saturday, Sept. 24 Volunteered at the Okinawan Kenjin Kai Cultural Festival Here I am in their country costume and enjoying this new experience. You know I love culture and learning so this was a natural for me to try. $20 donation to the festival too!
I worked at their Country Store and we sold out in 2 hours. Ono food, all home made! Thanks Betty Yamashiro for placing me as a volunteers! She is a super volunteer herself!
Born and raised in Wailuku, this town is special to me in many ways!.
I have also been working on Wailuku projects since 1999 and I am committed to our historical small towns in Maui County. Wailuku, Paia, Lahaina, Makawao, Hana, Kaunakakai, Lanai City... to name a few this makes up the essence of what makes Maui County so very special.
Blue Zone is a program sponsored by HMSA to create healthy communities! Wailuku and Kahului are applying to become finalist for the honor and distinction. Walking, biking are some of the obvious but how about entire community created around healthy choices though environmental, social and policy changes. Thanks for moving this forward: Wailuku Community Association, President Ashley Takitani Leahy and the board; UH Maui College , Stephanie Ohigashi and Nursing program; MRA, County of Maui and Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui to name a few. Here is a photo of some of the champions of this growing idea!
If you ever have an opportunity to speak with Richard Hoopii and his wife Ulu, you will be blessed with his grace, wisdom, kindness and compassion. Thank you Uncle Richard for sharing your art of Falsetto with all the contestants over these past 15 years. You are a living treasure and has performed amongst many great artist in the world.
I am blessed to be the County Coordinator for the Festivals of Aloha project. But it is truly the community from Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hana that makes this happen. We produce 20 events during the months of September and October. Our mission is to Honor our native Hawaiian culture and working to perpetuate it for generations to come.