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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
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Recently fixed by Ricky Banquel & Don Guerrero

Holiday lights at night

December 2011
The Joy of Christmas Celebration
Annual Potluck Get-together
Saturday:  December 10:  5:30 - 8:30 PM
King Kaumuali`i Elementary School


HANAMA`ULU 

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Christmas Celebration

Thursday  |  December 16, 2010  |  6 - 10 PM

King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria


Merry Christmas!   Happy New Year!

For 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
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"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.

In the spirit of giving, sharing, and good will, the gathering brought a generous collection of canned goods for the Kauai Food Bank.



Dr. Tony Trpovski, Master of Ceremonies


Shofar Call to Celebration Greetings Introduction 

of Master of Ceremonies: Pastor Larry Matsuwaki


Dinner

Opening Prayer/Grace: Pastor Devon Florence


Entertainment


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 Officers:  

Eddie Sarita, Outgoing HNA President  (BINGO excitement 

& lateness of the hour (10 PM) contributed to 

the omission of this part of the program)


Closing Carol:  Silent Night in English, Hawaiian, Ilocano & Tagalog 


Closing Prayer/Benediction:  Pastor Roy Sasaki

PLANNING  COMMITTEE

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.


MAHALO & ALOHA TO THE COMMITTEE 

& TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE THE CELEBRATION 

A JOYOUS OCCASION THAT MANY WILL REMEMBER 

FOR A LONG TIME.

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Folk dancers Justina Farolan Pinero & Cristina Enilo Morden

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Dale Matsuura, co-chair, humors the photographer & poses momentarily

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Charlene Sarita takes charge of the grab bags

The salads, entrees, and half of the desserts ...
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A feast fit for a king!

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Frances Sagadraca & and her young dancers.

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Elli Ward, co-chair, with her young carolers

Judges of the Carol Group Singing Contest ...
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decide on and announce the winners

Left: Medina Cabalteja & son Bryson
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Right: Jocelyn Cubangbang & son Russell

Far right: William Balbin & Deserae Fernandez
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There you have it! Three pairs of talented ballroom dancers!

Electric slide dancing filled the stage
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with dancers of all ages.

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Young folk dancers exit the stage ...
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after dancing "Itikitik."

Songs of Praise Team
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led the celebration's festive sounds

Photos by Karl & Catherine Lo

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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.


PROGRAM

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 Team

*  Group Singing Contest:  Dely Sasaki, Leader. Judges will decide the winners.

*  Ballroom Dance Exhibition

*  Line Dancing

*  Grab Bag

*  FREE BINGO with Prizes:  Eddie Sarita and Assistants

*  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 Roy Sasaki

(Posted 12.10.10


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SWAP MEETS 2010

Ringing Bells

Sparkling Christmas lights


THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS

Christmas Party

When:  Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 :  6 PM
How:  Potluck gathering ... $10 grab bag gift ... 
          Program of songs & dances ... 
Where:  Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Come!  Celebrate the Season!


Christmas Party Program

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ENJOY ...
*  Christmas Trivia to
    revisit the Christmas Story
    Dely Sasaki
*  Christmas carols by
   Pastor Devon Florence
   & members of
   New Beginning Church
*  Filipino Singing & Dancing
    by adults & children
    under the direction of 
    Elli Ward

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AND MORE ...
*   Enjoy "The Twelve Days
    of Christmas" with 
    Pastor Larry Matsuwaki
*   Lucky number drawing;
     generous prizes
*   Pastor Roy Sasaki, emcee
    (Posted 12/10/09) 

CLICK here for pictures from the 2009 Christmas Party.

Ringing Bells

Christmas lights on house

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

Yellow Spinning 5 Point Star


Two Signs Are Blessed

Eddie Sarita, welcomes members & friends.
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Blessing & unveiling of signs: Sat., 1/31/09

Some 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.

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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.

Yellow Spinning 5 Point Star

CLICK here for pictures from Christmas Celebration 2007

Yellow Spinning 5 Point Star


2007 Events

* Monthly meetings

*  Movies-in-the-Park

*  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.


Kalepa Cemetery Cleanup

At the June 21, 2007, meeting, Cemetery Cleanup Project chair Peter Rayno reported that Angel Madrid, Ernie Domingo, Arthur Maghanoy, and Gus Garcia
cleaned the Japanese section of Kalepa Cemetery.

Also, this committee of volunteers installed a waterline from the Japanese cemetery to the Filipino cemetery.

For more information, visit the Kalepa Cemetery page of the Web site.


Hurricane Preparedness

At the June 21, 2007, meeting, Eddie Sarita reported that he attended the Hurricane Preparedness workshop in Honolulu. If the association gets 30-50 people to attend, a Hurricane Preparedness representive would come to do a presentation for the community.

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