1 May 2012
East Hawai`i Cultural Center
To Face Challenge is to Grow
Six weeks before our 8th Annual Lei Day Festival we learned that 100% of our funding had been cut. Unable to pay for stages, sound systems, materials, supplies, entertainment, or even restroom facilities, the steering committee was in a quandry.
Then, Hawai`i showed what Hawai`i is all about.
This whole web page would be filled with "mahalo nui loas" and there still would not be enough bandwidth to thank all those who have stepped up to offer time, talent, supplies, and everything else it takes to put on a program like this.
As you go through the website and see the names of the various entertainers, demonstrators, "stagehands," and all the others who make a program like this happen, please know that not a single one recieved any compensation more than "mahalo nui loa for your time and aloha."
Mahalo, mahalo again and again.
Being entertainers and working people ourselves, the steering committee understands that pulling together like this, dropping everything to kokua, is huge. And so, to honor that aloha and effort, the committee is restructuring the festival business model so that the festival will become self-supporting and fiscally sustainable, providing not just a fun educational event for Moku Hawai`i, but a source of revenue for the participants and supporters.
Please show your aloha and support for the above businesses and individuals for keeping "He Mo`olelo ko ka Lei" a part of Hawai`i's calendar.
Please bear with us as we re-load the pages - check back frequently and watch us grow!
The Lei Stand
Special Performances by Her Floral Majesty 2012 Lei Day Queen
Cymber Lily Quinn
Dennis & Christy Soares
Kamana Senior Center
Braddah Waltah Aipolani
Lei Day Queen
Article Link: Celebrating the Hawaiian Lei with Song