Eo Papakōlea! We enjoyed another successful Papakōlea Pā‘ina yesterday. Roddy Imada received the 2018 Living Legacy Award. Dr. Mitchel C. Eli received the 2018 Cultural Practitioner Award. $5,250 was disbursed to the 2018-2019 Papakolea Community Scholarship Recipients - Kawaiokapualeilehua Kāneakua-Rauschenburg, Kaimiloa Ah Mook Sang, Noah Au, Shastyn-Thor Kekahuna, and Ulalia Solatorio. 670 people served.
Mahalo to our sponsors and supporters: MIRA Image Construction, LLC, Menehune Water Company, LLC, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Sam Kaina, Kumu Rich Pedrina, Chef Zone, Aunty Wehilani Ching, Ei Nei, Ho‘okena, Tonga Sisters, Makaha Sons, Weldon Kekauoha, Kupua‘e, Kupuna Community Care Network, Manulani Chong and ‘Ohana, and community philanthropists. Mahalo to all volunteers coordinated by the staff of Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, Puni Kekauoha and ‘Ohana, and Faith Kalamau and the Kaho‘olawe Pā‘ū Unit.