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Vendors Sought for March 26 Paukūkalo Kuhio Fest

January 29, 2016, 8:03 AM HST
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Ewalina Mariano (from left) again co-chairs the Prince Kuhio Day celebration and seeks vendors for the daylong event March 26 at Paukukalo homestead. She is shown with Paukukalo residents Ernest Valle, his 4-year-old granddaughter Challyse-Fe Valle and Matthew Kailihou, and community/informational booth participant Anne Chipchase of Project Vision Hawai‘i. Photo credit: Kekoa Enomoto.

Ewalina Mariano (from left) again co-chairs the Prince Kuhio Day celebration and seeks vendors for the daylong event March 26 at Paukukalo homestead. She is shown with Paukukalo residents Ernest Valle, his 4-year-old granddaughter Challyse-Fe Valle and Matthew Kailihou, and community/informational booth participant Anne Chipchase of Project Vision Hawai‘i. Photo credit: Kekoa Enomoto.

Daylong entertainment, foods and crafts are among the attractions at the 27th annual Prince Kuhio Day celebration on March 26, 2016 at the Paukūkalo Hawaiian homestead.

The nonprofit Paukūkalo Hawaiian Homes Community Association Inc. announced the free community event will unfold from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to honor Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole.

As territorial congressional delegate, Prince Kuhio spearheaded the 1920 federal Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. Not only is he considered the “father” of the Native Hawaiian homelands program, he also founded the Hawaiian Civic Club movement.

For information on the March 26 Kuhio celebration, contact event chairwoman `Ewalina “Velma” Mariano by phone at (808) 276-8978 or email [email protected]

For vendor applications, contact co-chairwoman Lori Rabanes by phone at (808) 463-2463 or email [email protected]

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Paukūkalo was Maui’s first Native Hawaiian homestead community, built in the 1960s. The 61-acre subdivision encompasses more than 180 homes, a Kamehameha preschool campus and the Maui County offices of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The Paukūkalo Community Center serves the Boys & Girls Club and the Alu Like kupuna program, and will host Hawaiian Homes Commission meetings Sept. 19 and 20, 2016.

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