PEACHES Harvest Festival Craft Fair brings the community together


The Pearl City community had the opportunity this past Saturday, to enjoy a great day cruising at the Pearl City Highlands Elementary School's annual Harvest Festival Craft Fair that was held on the school campus grounds.

Saturday's event featured numerous food booths that were presented and manned by the different PEACHES grade levels. Also, games and rides for the keiki, and dozens of terrific craft vendors that filled the school cafeteria.PEACHES students and staff caught the crowd off guard with a surprise "Flash Mob Dance" led by Mrs. Ohira.

A portion of the funds raised from the event were designated to benefit the students in a few of PEACHES after school programs, but the main objective was to bring the community together in support of the school.

"This is our third year that we resurrected the craft fair and the whole intent was not about making money, it’s about getting all of the community involved in the school," said PEACHES Principal Mr. Michael Nakasato. "Today is just another one of the events that we brought out the community and met our goals. These monies are probably for after school programs. We have a robotics class, we have a basketball program that we do, and after school tutoring to help support paying for robotics kids or whatever we need to pay for those kind of after school activities."

Support from PEACHES parents and community volunteers play an integral role in the success of the annual event.

"It's typically parent volunteers. My parents who are police officers, they come out, and we also have two restaurant vendors that come out as well. Their kids attend school here and they help put things together for us. We also have a couple bakeries that put our baked goods together, so it comes a lot from the community and the parents. I would like to say thank you to the Pearl City community. They've always been supportive in everything we've done."

Mahalo to Principal Nakasato, his staff, faculty, students, parents and community volunteers for another fun and relaxing time at the PEACHES Harvest Festival Craft Fair!

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Mrs. Ohira leads the "Flash Mob Dance" that surprised the crowd on Saturday.

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Principal Nakasato attempts to keep the rhythm!

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PEACHES students had fun volunteering in support of their class and school at the event.

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Sister's Char and Alice from "Special Thoughts" are pictured holding their wonderful, original

handcrafted items that were for sale at the craft fair located inside the school cafeteria.

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PEACHES Craft Fair shoppers got a jump on their Christmas shopping after

purchasing special handmade gifts from Char and Alice of Special Thoughts.

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It was a great time for the whole family at the PEACHES annual Harvest Festival Craft Fair!