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Preschool Visits Kapualei Ranch

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Photo courtesy of Kapualei Ranch

Kapualei Ranch News Release

Kapualei Ranch, one of the oldest ranches on the island of Molokai, was host to Tutu and Me Traveling Pre-School twice this month.  In order to accommodate maximum visitors, two different tours were organized on Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26.

Ranch Manager, Joey Lorenzo, was present to personally guide the visitors and oversee the arrangements. According to Lorenzo, the event was full of entertainment and excitement for everyone.

“Kapualei Ranch has a tradition of giving back to the community in any manner possible. We respect all that Tutu and Me does and we did our best to provide an environment where they could come together and have a positive experience,” he said.

Both days approximately 20 keiki, along with their families, were treated to the finest Molokai experience with activities such as a dummy roping demonstration. The groups toured the facility with Lorenzo to meet various ranch animals, such as horses, cattle, and chickens, and learn about tractors and farm equipment.

Field trips are part of Tutu and Me’s monthly activities. As a group focused on better child development under effective elder’s supervision, Tutu and Me organizes a meet-up twice a week with an objective to offer interactive play time/learning for our keiki.

Lorenzo, who moved from the island of Kauai to join Kapualei Ranch in September 2015, expressed the will to continue this partnership with TuTu and Me and said, “Kapualei is truly honored to be the host to such wonderful people, and we would love to do it again in the future.”

The Kapualei Ranch has been a unique part of Hawaiian and American culture since it was established in 1868. The story of this ranch goes back to 1853 when James Walker Austin was enlisted by Kamehameha III for legal issues in Hawaii. In honor of Austin’s work for the monarchy throughout the ensuing years, he was given land by Kamehameha V. In July of 1868, Austin began work on the ranch we currently enjoy today in Molokai. For more information, visit kapualeiranch.com.

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