Parade organizers honor Kahoolawe group
Princess Ashley Lehuanani Branco, representing the island of Kahoolawe, waves to paradegoers along Front Street in Lahaina on Saturday morning during the 2017 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade & Ho’olaulea. Parade organizers bestowed top honors upon Branco as the Outstanding Pa’u Princess; her accompanying pa’u unit and pooperscooper also received first place in their categories. Other winners included: Decorated Vehicle/Float Division — 1. Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, 2. Napili Kai Foundation, 3. Kamehameha Schools Maui; Walking/Marching Division — 1. Maui Music Mission; 2. Napili Kai Foundation; 3. Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Pooperscooper — 2. Maui, 3. Hawaii; Outstanding Pa’u Princess — 2. Niihau, 3. Maui; Outstanding Pa’u Unit — 2. Niihau, 3. Maui.