Prince Kūhiō Celebration in Paukūkalo, March 29
By Wendy Osher
The Paukūkalo Hawaiian Homes Community Association hosts a cultural event on Saturday in remembrance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole.
Prince Kūhiō was recognized as a territorial delegate to Congress and father of the 1921 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act that provides homestead lands for Native Hawaiians.
Although Prince Kuhio’s birthday is officially celebrated on March 26, the memorial celebration in his honor will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Paukūkalo Hawaiian Homes Park.
The celebration includes participation from various homestead associations, and representatives from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Event organizers say the event will feature free entertainment by Grammy-award winner Richard Hoʻopiʻi, the Homestead Band, Nā Wai ʻEhā and Kawaʻa, and Pua Elima.
There will also be food and craft booths featuring Maui made items, a talent contest, health screenings, and educational and informational booths.
Event sponsors include the Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center, Paukūkalo Hawaiian Homes Community Association, and Uncle Jesse’s Place.
The celebration is free and open to the public, and is a drug and alcohol free event.