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Hawaii Island Festival: ‘Honoring our Kupuna’ (Aug. 27-Sept. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE

Our kupuna are a big part of our lives and the reason we have become involved in giving back to our community. Our kupuna have blessed us with much knowledge and we need to treasure this.

Over the years we have lost many valuable kupuna within our community. For this reason, we have chosen to honor the lives of the kupuna that we have lost as well as those who are still with us.

As they have and continue to provide us with wisdom and guidance, we want them to know that we value their lives and their teachings. They have helped us to become who we are and thus we feel it appropriate that we give them the honor they so deserve.

2011 Festival Applications

* Poke Contest 2011: www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/i…

* Falsetto Adult Application 2011: www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/i…

* Falsetto Youth Application 2011: www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/i…

* Parade Application 2011: www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/i…

* Hoolaulea Application 2011: www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/i…

Schedule of Events:

* Aug. 27 – Investiture; Puu Honua o Honaunau, 10 a.m.
* Aug. 28 – Church service; Royal Court at Hokuloa Church, Puako
* Sept. 2 – Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, 6 p.m.
* Sept. 3 – Poke Contest, Hilton Waikoloa Village – Kona Ballroom, Noon
* Sept. 3 – Uncle Kindy Sproat Falsetto Contest, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort, 6 p.m.
* Sept. 17 – Waimea 36th Annual Paniolo Parade & Ho’olaule’a, 10 a.m.

In Support of Other Island Events:

* Sept. 15 – Royal Court appears at Kupuna Hula Festival
* Sept. 16 – Royal Court appears at Hula Palua Contest
* Sept. 25 – Royal Court appears at Queen Liliuokalani Festival (Tentative)

— Find out more:
www.hawaiiislandfestival.org

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