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Mahalo for Keiki Expo Success

On behalf of the Molokai Keiki Group, we would like to take this opportunity to share our gratitude and extend our warmest mahalo to all those who made our seventh annual Molokai Keiki Expo a huge success!  First and foremost, mahalo to our advisory council for their continued support, planning, and dedicated hours year round.

Big time mahalo nui to all of our generous sponsors, for without them this event would not be possible:  Punana Leo o Molokai, County of Maui – Parks and Rec, Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center, Kamehameha Schools, and Rawlins Chevron / Chevron Hawaii.
Donations: Michelle and Francis Naeole for Tweety keiki jumper, Friendly Market Center for recycle bags, Kamoi Snack-n-Go for gift certificates, and Russell and Lynn Decoite for gift baskets.

Mahalo to all of our dedicated agencies/programs/services who participated: Ikaika Program (Molokai Community Health Center), Na Kamali`i Hoaloha Preschool, All God’s Children Preschool, Keiki Steps (INPEACE), Punana Leo o Molokai Preschool, Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center, Kamehameha School’s Enrichment Programs, MEO Headstart, Read To Me/Molokai Public Library, MHS Business Class, Kaunakakai School, Kualapu`u School, Kilohana School, Chevron Hawaii, Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool, Molokai Public Health Nurse (DOH), Molokai Dental Health Coalition, Molokai Youth Center, Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library, Molokai Community Children’s Council, and Molokai Early Headstart.

Mahalo to Gail Shima Omoto (story telling), Halau Hula o Kilohana, Kala Bishaw-Juario, and Punana Leo o Molokai keiki for their wonderful performances.  Mahalo to the Napoleon’s/Raymond Hiro and Lohea audio for the sound system, and to Tanya Will for helping emcee.

And mahalo to our volunteers and contributors:  Melani Rawlins, Maria Rawlins, Edrian Apo, Ron Kimball, Michelle Nae`ole, Lynn Decoite, Grace Young, Liz and Kendall Lum, Mikiala and Keoki Pescaia, Lohea Audio, Molokai Girls Volleyball Club, and the Kamehameha Schools ATP-Molokai `Ohana.  A special mahalo nui to the Molokai High School Leo Club members who did a fabulous job assisting us through out the day and a super job with our cleanup! Once again mahalo to the Molokai Keiki Group and all those who contributed in any way.  Until next year, malama pono!

Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello and Becky Takashima

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