I would like to thank Audrey Love, the security guard at the Makawao Public Library, for her constant vigilance and dedication to safety.
After observing many near accidents at the crosswalk in front of the library on Makawao Avenue, she placed a call to Executive Assistant Mike Molina of the Mayor's Office seeking assistance. Within one week, crosswalk safety signs were installed, giving warning to drivers to watch for pedestrians.
Mahalo, Audrey Love! In addition, mahalo Mike Molina, Mayor Alan Arakawa and the county workers for your care and timely action.
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I want to thank each and every person who attended, as well as businesses and individuals that donated to, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund event on April 25. The evening was a huge success. Throughout this project, I am continually amazed at the generosity of the Maui community and our Maui County veterans. Thank you all for helping me reach my goal to honor our Maui County fallen heroes from the Vietnam War. Never forget their sacrifice.
Lead Hawaii Volunteer
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
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We wish to express our gratitude to all who were able to join and support Hospice Maui for our Memorial Day celebration and remembrance. Your presence, assistance and food shared are just a few ways you helped to make this a heartfelt and meaningful event.
As our guests arrived they were treated to the peaceful and heavenly sounds of Bobbie Joe Curley and her harp. A very special "mahalo" to our volunteers Sherri Reeve, Paul Wickman, Laura Valenzuela, Erol Ackdoe and Anne Rowehl for their readings, and for the many hands who helped set up and clean up. Mahalo to Julia Schonberg, Grace Woods, Irene Ryding, Donna Rolens, Janet Bugarin, Mary Saunders and many more who assisted in mailing, folding programs and making phone calls to invite families. Your open hearts and willing hands make you all valuable members of our team.
Under partly cloudy skies that kept the temperatures pleasant, we enjoyed beautiful local-style music by Tim Shiroma and his wife, Barbara. Uncle Leslie Kuloloio never fails to give us chicken skin with his contributions of talk story, musical selections and prayers of gratitude. We are grateful to Kahu Kealahou C. Alika for his continued support for the last 25 plus years in hosting Hospice Maui with our service on the grounds of Keawala'i Congregational Church. Mahalo to the Rev. Sol Kalu and the Rev. Austin B. Murray for their participation. We appreciate Kahului Florist for the beautiful centerpiece as well as Maui Wedding Cakes, which graciously donated their white doves for release at the end of our service, an ancient symbol of love, devotion and spirit.
coordinator of volunteer services and
the Hospice Maui staff