Kilohana Bazaar Enriches Keiki
Community contributed by Alestra Menendez, Kilohana School Community Organization Co-Chair
Spring showers and folks from all around Molokai were in attendance at the annual Kilohana School Bazaar last Saturday. The Kilohana School Community Organization of families and community members puts on the bazaar each year to raise funds for the school. Being a small school, Kilohana Elementary faces the challenge of a student weighted formula for state funding.
April Kealoha, chairperson for the bazaar brought in wonderful entertainers such as Kalae Kee, Kanoho Helm and Lono among many others. Live music played as people enjoyed food, games and shopping for Mother’s Day. Two big successes were the sales of produce and flowers donated by Molokai and Maui farmers and Moana’s Flower Shop. Also popular was a dunking booth, where Principal Richard Stevens awaited the inevitable drop from his perch, as students pitched the ball at the target to get him all wet.
All proceeds from the Spring Bazaar benefit Kilohana School students. Last year, bazaar proceeds brought theater, music and dance to the mana`e keiki. Next year, Kilohana School students will once again have access to more enriching programs, made possible by the supporters of this year’s bazaar.