Lighting Up the Holidays

A spectacle of sparkles, Santas and steamrollers made its way down Ala Malama Avenue last Saturday, bringing smiles and holiday excitement to keiki and their families during the Molokai Island Foundation’s fourth annual Parade of Lights. Seventeen floats and five marching units showed off their seasonal best, riding through town and caroling Christmas favorites. Community members then milled about Mitchell Pauole Center (MPS) for a Molokai style Ho`olau`lea, indulging in sweet treats and perusing the colorful displays.  New to this year’s holiday festivities included the keiki ID program, presented by the Maui County Fire Department, where over 300 cards were distributed for children ages 12 and under. The Foundation is looking forward to their annual senior dinner and dance at MPC this Saturday.

Contest Winners


1.      Rapanot Construction

2.      PK Distributors

3.      Dennis Keanini

4.      L&R Farms

5.      Friendly Market Center


Marching Units

1.      Girl Scouts

2.      Molokai Game Fowl


Tree Decorating

1.      Liz Lum

2.      Ola Molokai

3.      Lian Gonzalez

4.      Friendly Market Center


Ornament Decorating – Adults

1.      Saia Stone-He

2.      Liz Lum

3.      Yvonne Friel


Ornament Decorating – Kids 2-12 years

1.      Kase Stone-He

2.      Summer Stone

3.      Kaohu Stone


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