Duvauchelle to Be Honored in Oahu Parade

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs News Release

Molokai cowboy, farmer, teacher and steward of the land, Jimmy Duvauchelle, will be Grand Marshall at this year’s Oahu Prince Kuhio Day Parade. The Oahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs is proud to have Duvauchelle ride in the parade to honor Prince Kuhio on March 28.

Retired from Molokai Ranch after 45 years of service, he is humble pastor and great family man. Duvauchelle exemplifies the examples of Prince Kuhio in his ways of reaching and teaching the community and all involved with him the love and respect of the aina.

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole was the founder of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement and proponent of the Hawaiian Homestead Act of 1920. In the early 1970s, parades honoring Prince Kuhio were held in our island communities. Hawaiian Civic Clubs of Oahu would gather in the communities of Papakolea, Nanakuli, Kailua and Hawaii Kai to host this annual event, with a pageantry of floats, marching units, and car cades of dignitaries, all in celebration of the life and times of Prince Kuhio. Today, the activities to honor Kuhio have grown from the humble parades in those early years to month long activities.


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