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Let The Games Begin

Community Contributed

By Mikiala Pescaiai

It’s that time of year again! Molokai is celebrating the Makahiki season with games, ono food and craft food. Enjoy a day of friends, family, sportsmanship, athleticism, food and entertainment! Come show your district and island pride!

This year, Makahiki will be celebrated Jan. 27-29, 2011. This year’s theme is ‘Uluwehiwehi a Mahuahua Moloka’i Pakaha.’

Beginning Thursday night, a guest speaker will give a presentation on Lonoikamakahiki at Kalanianaole Hall, starting at 6 p.m. Friday night will start with a Fish Fry hosted by the Middle and High Schools at 5 p.m. at Mitchell Pauole Center, followed by adult Ano Koa Kiekie at the Kaunakakai Baseball Field, including a new Makule (50+) division this year! Saturday will begin with opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. at the baseball field, followed by elementary, middle, high schools and open adult competitions. Entertainment will begin at the Mitchell Pauole Center at 12 noon, including Hoku Hanohano award winning artists!
             
There will be food and craft booths, so come and support local athletics and schools. Mahalo to our sponsors, County of Maui and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. See you then!

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