Holiday cheer for island kupuna

(First photo) Agnes Mau greets Santa on Dec. 4 at the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual Kupuna Dinner at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center. The food was prepared by the association’s hotel and time-share properties.

The event aims to provide holiday cheer to seniors with no family on Maui or who are homebound.

(Second photo) A record 500 senior citizens attended the event. More than 200 door prizes were given away, and participants were treated to entertainment.