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Lei sought for Maui, Oahu cemeteries

Maui County is seeking the public’s help in making fresh flower or ti-leaf lei for 38,000 gravesites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Oahu.

All lei should be made of fresh flowers or ti leaves and measure 20-24 inches before tying. All lei must be tied.

Residents can drop off completed lei between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Kalana O Maui Building parking lot at 200 S. High St. in Wailuku, or at the County Council District Offices in South Maui at 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 9; Upcountry at 401 Baldwin Ave., Suite 102; and West Maui at 845 Wainee St., Suite 205.

For more information, call the Office of the Mayor at (808) 270-7855.

Kaunoa Senior Services also will hold a drive-thru drop-off on Friday for ti-leaf or flower lei to be placed at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao for Memorial Day on May 30.

More than 3,350 ti-leaf lei are being collected. Residents can help by bringing ti leaves to Kaunoa, cleaning and/or preparing ti leaves or making 16-inch ti-leaf lei.

Lei can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at either Kaunoa site.

For more information, call the Spreckelsville location at (808) 270-7308, option 3, or the Lahaina location at (808) 270-4310.

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