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Blessing & Unveiling of Signs

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New Welcome Sign
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January 31, 2009 | Photo by Karl Lo

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ABOVE:  Fig Mitchell, vice-principal of King Kaumuali`i School, assists the Reverend Roy Sasaki as the pastor, in keeping with Biblical purification practice, mixes salt and water with which he blesses the signs.

 RIGHT:  Helping with the unveiling of the WELCOME TO HANAMA`ULU TOWN sign are Fig Mitchell and Jay Furfaro on the left, and on the right, Beth Tokioka, executive assistant to County of Kaua`i Mayor Bernard Carvalho,  and Lenny Rapozo, director of the Dept. of  Parks and Recreation.

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RIGHT:  Lenny Rapozo; Eddie Sarita, Hanama`ulu Neighborhood Association chair; and Peter Rayno Jr. unveil the PETER RAYNO SR. PARK sign as Pastor Sasaki blesses the sign as the rain clouds gather for a heavy downpour.


RIGHT:  Eugenio "Kila" Delos Reyes, William Neil Rapozo, HNA treasurer; Mrs. Gene Rayno, Unidentified, Florentino "Tono" Duterte, Peter Rayno Jr., Gene Rayno, and Ben Alayvilla stand in pride and joy behind the park sign to remember and honor Hanama`ulu's beloved coach in whose memory the park was named in 1983.  Heavy rain followed the photo op.

Vic Villon, HNA vice-chair; Duterte, and Alayvilla, installed the signs, cleaned the sign locations, and landscaped the base of the WELCOME sign.

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Photos by Karl Lo

LEFT:  Theresa Koki, County of  Kaua`i Anti-Drug Coordinator, addresses the gathering.  Hanama`ulu participates in "Weed and Seed," a federally-funded anti-drug program that went into gear in 2005.  The program is community-based, and Koki's announcement that Hanama`ulu has "exceeded expectation," was received with applause.

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 ABOVE:  Pastor Sasaki blesses the sign after 
Alice Morikawa, second left, offered a prayer.

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LEFT:  Dale Rapozo Matsuura, draftsman, and Laraine Inagaki Moriguchi, proprietor and manager of SignArt, teamed to design and produce the two new Hanama`ulu signs.  In addition, SignArt used the services of James Carvalho's JC Sandblasting. 

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