Kickoff to plantation days

FIRST PHOTO: Brody Long of Lahaina looks closely at a Maui Barefoot League championship trophy, along with his son, Landon, and his wife, Veronica, at the Lahaina Plantation Days on Friday. The trophy presented by Alexander House showed barefoot league championships for Lahaina from 1932-35, 1938, 1940, 1942 and 1943. The theme of this year’s event is West Maui athletics in the plantation era from 1860 to 1999, said Anela Haina, event director.

SECOND PHOTO: Kainoa Reponte, 15, a student at Lahainaluna High School, sells lollipops Friday at the Lahaina Plantation Days on the grounds of the old Pioneer Mill. He is serving as a volunteer at the event that runs through this evening. The fifth annual Lahaina Plantation Days, held under the old Pioneer Mill smokestack, runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. today and pays tribute to West Maui’s plantation heritage with historical displays and exhibits, cultural areas, food by 15 restaurants and entertainment by DaBraddahs, Kawika Ho’opi’i and Na Leo. Admission is $3; children under 5 are free.