The True Spirit Of Aloha!

By Kekoa Manner

Photos by Hula Mom Rika and Kekoa Manner

This years Aloha Festivals parade came and went.  There were many spectators along the sidewalks of Waikiki even with the heat from the sun beaming down.  Being in this parade is such an awesome feeling.  The Aloha Spirit is alive and well.  Our group lei'd people along the parade which I thought was cool.. And the receivers of the leis had smiles on their faces.  As for me, since I just came off of work before the parade, I walked it from time to time.. we were very blessed because the rental we had was giving us a hard time on our way to the parade. . It lasted just enough for the parade.

Mahalo nui loa e Kupuna Lee for inviting us to be a part of this year's Aloha Festivals Parade,  It was FUN!!!

I would like to thank those who helped prepare and be a part of this parade. . .(Sorry in advance if I missed anyone)

Harriet Lei Stand for the beautiful leis

Palisades Elementary PCNC, Shannon Teves for decorating the truck and her sons Stryker and Slayter

Palisades Elementary Student Council Adviser, Kathy Ho for decorating the truck and some student council members

Ka PIlina o ka Hula me ka Ho'okanikapila, Arahmae, Hailey, Nami, Lea, Violette, Maddie, Reyna, Raiah, and their 'ohana for walking in the parade taking turns checking on their girls to see if they were okay

The siblings of the hula girls who walked the parade and gave leis to the spectators (thank you Armida for your donation of shell leis and you and Kathy for making ti leaf leis and anyone else who helped)

Hula Mom Rika for providing chairs for the riders to sit on during the parade

Hula mom Armida for helping me make the flower arrangement for the front of the trick

This truly was a Laulima moment (many hands working together)

Thank you,

Kekoa

Community Contacts

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Senator Clarence K. Nishihara (808) 586.6970 (808) 586.6879
Representative Roy M. Takumi (808) 586.6170 (808) 586.6171
Representative Gregg Takayama (808) 586.6340 (808) 586.6341
Senator Breene Harimoto Senator Breene Harimoto (808) 586.6230 (808) 586.6231
Councilmember Brandon Elefante Councilmember Brandon Elefante (808) 768.5008 (808) 768.5011