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A Light from Heaven

New shop supplies Molokai’s camping, hunting, fishing needs

Provided by John Thoene

Located right above American Savings Bank in Kaunakakai is Molokai’s newest store, A Light from Heaven. On Sept. 7, A Light from Heaven will be celebrating its grand opening. Come and celebrate with the owners, John and Lina Thoene. We sell camping, hunting and fishing supplies and accessories.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, and closed Sunday. Although there are a couple of stores on the island that sell fishing merchandise and some camping equipment, we do not have a store that specifically specializes in camping, hunting and fishing. We do not wish to compete with the other stores; rather, we will sell what the other stores do not.

The owners, John and Lina Thoene, grew up on the Big Island, but moved to Molokai last year. Both have family ties to the island – John is the great-grandson of Henry and Helen Wiebke, former teachers and principals of several schools on the island, and Lina is the daughter of Norine Flowers and Godwyn Punahele and granddaughter of Pearl Punahele.

On the day of the grand opening, A Light from Heaven will be offering free $5 gift certificates for purchases over $50, and free $10 gift certificates for purchases over $100. The free gift certificates will only be offered on the day of the grand opening. Gift certificates and gift cards are always available for sale. Complimentary cake and refreshments will also be offered during the grand opening.

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