We will post on this page special
events and activities. We will update this page as frequently as events are held. The last Christmas events were of
2011. No Christmas Decorations Contest or Christmas Party was held in 2012, but Christmas Celebration 2013 is under consideration.
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|Bus stop on Laukona Street | 5.1.2013 photo
|Recently fixed by Ricky Banquel & Don Guerrero
The Joy of Christmas Celebration
Saturday: December 10: 5:30
- 8:30 PM
King Kaumuali`i Elementary School
December 16, 2010 | 6 - 10 PM
King Kaumuali`i School
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
Luke 2:11, 14
|1st Prize winners of group singing contest
|"The stars in the sky looked down where he lay."
The groups for the song contest were randomly constituted,
based on the slips with the titles of carols that attendees were handed at the registration table. As it turned
out, Dr. Tony Trpovski (Above, far left), master of ceremonies, and Janice Higashi (far right), who led the "Songs of Praise"
with her keyboard, led the winning group, which sang "Away In a Manger" with actions.
For the 100-Plus members and friends who attended, the Christmas
party was a festival of Christmas Carols, a festival of dancing, a festival of food by excellent cooks and bakers, and a festival
of fun and fellowship.
the spirit of giving, sharing, and good will, the gathering brought a generous collection of canned goods for the Kauai Food
Dr. Tony Trpovski, Master of Ceremonies
Shofar Call to Celebration … Greetings … Introduction
of Master of Ceremonies: Pastor
Opening Prayer/Grace: Pastor Devon Florence
Christmas Carols: Children’s Chorus Directed
by Elli Ward
Folk Dance: Philippine Cultural Dance Group,
Lihue Senior Center
Folk Dance: Students of Frances Sagadraca & Elli Ward
Songs of Praise: Janice Higashi and Team
Group Singing Contest: Dely Sasaki, Leader.
Judges: Pastor Devon Florence, Dely Sasaki & Elli Ward
(Three prizes & one runner-up)
Ballroom Dance Exhibition: Jocelyn & Russell Cubangbang,
Medina & Bryson Cabalteja, William Balbin & Desarae Fernandez
Break Dance: Russell Cubangbang & William Balbin
Electric Slide Dance: Full-stage Presentation
Grab Bag: 35 Attendees Participated
FREE BINGO with Prizes to Da Max!: Eddie Sarita & Tono Duterte
Closing Remarks … Introduction of 2011 HNA
Eddie Sarita, Outgoing HNA President (BINGO excitement
& lateness of the hour (10 PM) contributed to
of this part of the program)
Closing Carol: Silent Night in English, Hawaiian, Ilocano & Tagalog
Closing Prayer/Benediction: Pastor Roy Sasaki
Co-chairs: Dale Matsuura & Elli Ward. Set Up & Decorations: Cathy Simao, Eddie Sarita,
Tono Duterte. Food: Dale Matsuura, Laurie Kelekoma, Eddie Sarita. Program: Pastor
Larry Matsuwaki, Dely Sasaki, Pasor Roy Sasaki, Elli Ward.
& ALOHA TO THE COMMITTEE
& TO ALL WHO HELPED
MAKE THE CELEBRATION
A JOYOUS OCCASION THAT
MANY WILL REMEMBER
FOR A LONG TIME.
|Folk dancers Justina Farolan Pinero & Cristina Enilo Morden
|Dale Matsuura, co-chair, humors the photographer & poses momentarily
|Charlene Sarita takes charge of the grab bags
|The salads, entrees, and half of the desserts ...
|A feast fit for a king!
|Frances Sagadraca & and her young dancers.
|Elli Ward, co-chair, with her young carolers
|Judges of the Carol Group Singing Contest ...
|decide on and announce the winners
|Left: Medina Cabalteja & son Bryson
|Right: Jocelyn Cubangbang & son Russell
|Far right: William Balbin & Deserae Fernandez
|There you have it! Three pairs of talented ballroom dancers!
|Electric slide dancing filled the stage
|with dancers of all ages.
|Young folk dancers exit the stage ...
|after dancing "Itikitik."
|Songs of Praise Team
|led the celebration's festive sounds
Photos by Karl &
HNA Christmas Celebration
The annual Christmas Party of the association will
be held on Thursday, December 16, at King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria. Laurie Kelekoma, HNA secretary, is sending the
official announcement/written invitation to the membership and friends, but those who have access to the Internet and the
HNA Website can avail themselves to the plans below.
One important detail that the association underscores
is the collection of non-perishable food items for the Kauai Food Bank. These donations may be left at the Christmas
Party registration desk in the designated receptacle.
Also, the association organizers will appreciate
donations of prizes for the party.
PLEASE BRING A FAVORITE DISH TO SHARE.
The association will provide chicken hekka; Clayton Kelekoma, chef.
Also, those participating in
the Grab Bag
are asked to bring $10 gifts.
6:00 PM: Doors will open for registration:
Nametags will be provided.
6:30 PM: Dinner will be served.
* Shofar Call to Celebration ... Greetings ... Introduction of Master of Ceremonies:
Pastor Larry Matsuwaki
* Opening Prayer/Grace:
Pastor Devon Florence
7:00 PM: Entertainment begins. Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Tony Trpkovski
* Christmas Carols: Children’s
Chorus directed by Elli Ward
* Filipino Folk Dance: Seniors Dancers
* Filipino Folk Dance: Junior Dancers
* Songs of Praise: Janice Higashi and
* Group Singing Contest: Dely Sasaki,
Leader. Judges will decide the winners.
* Ballroom Dance Exhibition
* Line Dancing
* Grab Bag
* FREE BINGO with Prizes: Eddie Sarita
* Closing Remarks/Introduction of 2011 HNA
Officers: Eddie Sarita, outgoing HNA president
* Closing Carol: Silent Night in
English, Hawaiian, Ilocano and Tagalog
* Closing Prayer/Benediction: Pastor
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SWAP MEETS 2010
JOYS OF CHRISTMAS
Dec. 11, 2009 : 6 PM
How: Potluck gathering ... $10 grab bag gift ...
of songs & dances ...
Where: Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
Come! Celebrate the Season!
* Christmas Trivia to
revisit the Christmas Story
Christmas carols by
Pastor Devon Florence
& members of
New Beginning Church
* Filipino Singing & Dancing
by adults & children
under the direction of
* Enjoy "The Twelve Days
of Christmas" with
* Lucky number drawing;
Pastor Roy Sasaki, emcee
CLICK here for pictures from the 2009 Christmas Party.
Hanama`ulu Christmas Lighting Contest
Themes: Best Theme Display & Best Use of Lights
Deadline: Sat., Dec. 12,
2009. Registration form was inserted
in the October 2009 HNA Newsletter.
Prizes: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50 for each category
Co-chairs: George Freitas
& Pauline Ibia
Contest starts on Tues., Dec. 1; judging on Wed., Dec. 16, 6-9 pm.
Sponsors: Hanama`ulu Neighborhood Association &
County of Kauai's Waele A Ola Hou Program
CLICK here for Christmas Lighting Contest 2009
|Eddie Sarita, welcomes members & friends.
|Blessing & unveiling of signs: Sat., 1/31/09
50 members and friends experienced overcast skies, intermittent sunshine, intermittent drizzles, and heavy downpours as they
gathered at the entrance of Hanama`ulu Road on Saturday, January 31, 2009, for the blessing and unveiling of the new WELCOME
TO HANAMA`ULU TOWN and PETER RAYNO SR. PARK signs. Funding by Kaua`i Visitors Bureau and Kaua`i Visitors Industry made
the much-needed replacements of the signs that were installed in April 2001, and which were vandalized and fixed again and
again through the years.
As is the case at auspicious events,
after the heavy Hawaiian downpour that followed the blessing and unveiling of the signs, the sun shone brightly to the
delight and relief of everyone! The attendees huddled under two tents, and those with umbrellas managed to stay dry
at the peripheries of the tents.
Pupu was a perfect finale to the happy
event. Pauline Ibia, Dale Matsuura, Mildred Rapozo and others made the pupu buffet of sushi, rice/salmon spread rectangles,
fried chicken wings and mini-drumsticks, desserts and soda possible.
On the right-hand corner
of the tent in yellow blouse is Mary Daubert, County of Kaua`i Public Information Officer, as she focuses her camera on Jay
Furfaro, vice-chair of the Kaua`i County Council and a member of the Kaua`i Visitors Bureau, as he addresses the gathering.
Also at the event was Mrs. Furfaro (nee: Ema Gomez).
CLICK for more pictures of the Blessing & Unveiling of WELCOME & PARK Signs.
CLICK here for pictures from Christmas Celebration 2007
* Monthly meetings
* Kalepa Cemetery Cleanup
* Community Get-together (Food, Free Bingo, Games)
* December: Christmas Celebration
* December: Christmas Decoration Contest
* Ka Leo O Kaua`i ("Voice of Kaua`i"): County of
Kaua`i program. Tuesdays; every two months
Prospective members and other interested parties
are welcome to learn more about
Hanama`ulu Neighborhood Association
by attending association events.