Co-chairs call Maui Matsuri meeting

Maui Matsuri co-chairs Kay Fukumoto, Yuki Lei Sugimura, Rodney Ryugo and Brian Nagami will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission social hall to discuss the upcoming Maui Matsuri.

Those interested in volunteering for the kickoff event May 3 and/or the two-day event scheduled May 10 and 11 are encouraged to attend. Food and craft vendors are also asked to attend to get information about booths.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority awarded a $17,500 grant to the Maui Matsuri to sponsor the festival.

An estimated 10,000 people attended the two-day festival in 2012.

For general information about the Maui Matsuri, call the Maui Matsuri hot line at 283-9999.

For information specifically about food and craft booths, call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253.