A big mahalo goes out to all of the wonderfully talented entertainers who performed at Emmanuel Lutheran School's 15th Annual Pumpkin Festival! Thank you to: Kaniala Kekauoha-Masoe, Jamie Lawrence, Da Magic Man - Holden Mowatt, Kaikunane, Ahumanu, Damien Awai and Derick Sebastian.
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The Susan B. Komen Golf Tournament was conducted at the Wailea Emerald Golf Course last week. Proceeds went directly to the foundation fighting breast cancer. The winning team, shooting 21 under par for the event, was Renee and Eddie Lee from Kihei, Marissa Uradomo from Kula and Bill Sepich of Seattle.
Special thanks goes to the tournament committee of Carol Olsen and Jennifer McNally for organizing the day. Big mahalos to Anne Takabuki for hosting the event at the Wailea Golf Resort.
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Thank you to the following business owners for participating in the annual information tables for National Feral Cat Day: Deby Jo Kleinsasser at Kihei Pet Supply on Oct. 19 and John Hoard at the Pet Shop in Maui Mall on Oct. 20.
Please visit these shops for great supplies and adoptable pets.
Also thanks to volunteers Jennifer Bryan and Jeanne Rabold, who handed out Feline Foundation of Maui brochures with guidelines on how to humanely trap, neuter and return Maui's free-roaming cats. Presently, SPCA, 9th Life and Maui Humane Society are partner groups offering low-cost spay and neuter services.
Feline Foundation of Maui
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The staff and board of Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors sends a special mahalo to St. John's Episcopal Church for choosing our nonprofit as one of the recipients of this year's St. John's Kula Festival fundraiser.
Proceeds will benefit our Aloha Cruisers program, in which we recruit volunteers to drive seniors to doctors appointments, shopping and errands. Drivers are paid 55 cents per mile to help seniors remain independent for as long as possible. For more information, call 249-2545 or see www.nahoaloha.org.
Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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We are a family in Makawao who held a Halloween party at our house on Oct. 27 with about 25 to 30 families present. We asked police officer Frank Abreu to come and do a community talk to the children and their parents. He not only agreed to come, he came in uniform, prepared with all kinds of research and safety facts for the holidays and was the hit of the party.
After the party, we had several parent calls expressing their appreciation that officer Abreu came and that they had learned some new safety tips.
We were so very grateful to Officer Abreu and the Maui Police Department for offering this service. It is rare we take the time to write an appreciation letter, but officer Abreu is outstanding in his job and deserves the recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty.
The Toro Ohana
Joey, Mitzi and Sophie Girl