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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

House honors Merrie Monarch Festival’s 50th anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE The state House has honored the Merrie Monarch on the historic occasion of its 50th anniversary. In the early 1960s the late Helene Hale, along with George Naope and Gene Wilhelm created the Merrie Monarch Festival as a way to attract tourists after a devastating tidal wave and resulting economic downturn. In 1968, […]

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Services set for Fonseca, Thompson (April 16-17)

Services set for Fonseca, Thompson (April 16-17)

Services have been announced for two Big Island hula luminaries who died within a day of each other last month. * A funeral service for long-time Merrie Monarch Festival executive director Dorothy “Auntie Dottie” Thompson has been scheduled for Saturday, April 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Friends are invited to call from […]

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Hilo treasure dedicated her life to perpetuating Hawaii culture through hula and her beloved Merrie Monarch festival

Dottie Thompson, Merrie Monarch matriarch, dies at 88

Hilo treasure dedicated her life to perpetuating Hawaii culture through hula and her beloved Merrie Monarch festival

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Mayor Billy Kenoi issued a County of Hawai’i proclamation declaring the day “Dottie Thompson Day.”

YWCA Hawai’i Island Honors “Auntie Dottie” Thompson

Mayor Billy Kenoi issued a County of Hawai’i proclamation declaring the day “Dottie Thompson Day.”

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