MOLOKAI LIONS CLUB NEWS RELEASE
The annual Molokai Lions Club Halloween Contest was a howling success thanks to the dedicated effort of Chairperson Lion Jeanne Marie Lindquist. On Halloween, Oct. 31, nearly 200 children and adults arrived at the Molokai Public Library lawn to register and be judged for their costume. So many original costumes, such a display of originality! Every year the job of judging becomes more daunting. Many thanks to the Molokai Leo Club and their advisor Julia DeGeorge for their help in making this year such a success.
On Nov. 5 and 6, the Molokai Lions Club joined forces with WellCare Health Plan and provided free retina screening in the Project Vision Van at Mitchell Pauole Center. The van also traveled on Nov. 8 to 9 to Kilohana, Kualapu`u and Maunaloa to provide those neighborhoods with this vital eye screening service. For those that came to the screening, thank you. Your eyes especially thank you!
The results of the screening are being read at the Retina Institute of Hawaii on Oahu. If there is immediate need to see an eye care specialist, you will be called immediately, otherwise, your results will be sent to you in four to six weeks. Project Vision Van is a 501C3 non-profit organization serving the State of Hawaii. Executive Director Annie Hiller was on hand at MPC to facilitate the screening. The Molokai Lions Club brought optometrist, Dr. Michael Leong from Maui to work with the Lions at the outreach neighborhoods. Those attending the screening were given free reading glasses fitted to their individual need. This was in appreciation from Project Vision Van. The Lions who worked this event put in many hours and the time spent is a small measure of their commitment to the community of Molokai. Many thanks to Lions PJ and Mark Berfield, Darlene Heil, Jylyn Stubbs, president Bob Dreyer and his wife Betty, Jeanne Marie Lindquist, Linda Mina, Carol Connatty, Linda Johnson and chairperson Jackie Cushman. Thanks also to Young Bros. for shipping the van, Makoa Trucking Services for providing storage for the van and the County of Maui for the use of the County Recreational Centers.
Halloween Contest winners:
Babies – Preschool
Cutest – 3rd place -Sakai Labrador, 2nd place- Divine Kaulili-Luuloa, 1st place- Alexi Mae Puaa-Gonzales
Most Original- 3rd place- Maximus Sakamoto, 2nd place- Kiliona Kanawaliwali, 1st place- Logan Heen
Scariest- 3rd place-Pride Kaneakalau, 2nd place- Kawana’ao Borden-Phillips, 1st place- Kaloe Bicoy
Kindergarten – Grade 3
Cutest- 3rd place- Halely Alfante, 2nd place- Moses Reyes, 1st place- Kailani Bicoy
Most Original – 3rd place- Ku Chow, 2nd place- Waiikaika Cuello, 1st place-Kalawaia Kanawaliwali
Scariest- 3rd place-Matthew McGuire, 2nd place- Tylea Cuello, 1st place- Akone Manaba
Grades 4 – 6
Cutest- 3rd place- Sarah Tancayo, 2nd place- Lelia Lorico, 1st place-Caele Manley
Most Original: 3rd place-Meleana Pa-Kala, 2nd place- Treydhen Pawn-Kalilikane, 1st place Kade Apuna
Scariest : 3rd place- Kaz Zeithammel, 2nd place- Kaeya Cummings, 1st place- Noel Tancayo
7th Grade – Adult
Cutest- 3rd place- Charisse Manley, 2nd place- Sammi Calario, 1st place- Cendall Manley
Most Original- 3rd place- Louise Manley, 2nd place- Zela Donaldson, 1st place- Landon Kalilikane
Scariest- 3rd place- Cameron Thayne, 2nd place- Vinnie Dudoit, 1st place- Isiah Bicoy
Group / Family
2nd place- Kelly Dudoit & Family
1st place – The Phillips Family