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–OVER 1,500 ATTENDED FESTIVAL
–FESTIVAL CONTINUES SUNDAY, SEPT. 2
At 5:30pm on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, Pele Hanoa, President of Ka`u Preservation was presented a proclamation from Governor Linda Lingle and Lt Governor Aiona that proclaimed September 1st - WINIFRED PELE HANOA DAY throughout the state of Hawaii, in honor of Pele Hanoa’s dedication to the protection of the sacred lands of Hawaii and her lifelong efforts to preserve the Hawaiian Culture.
The proclamation was read by Skylark Rosetti and presented by Robert K. Lindsey Jr. Trustee, Hawaii, OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS, councilman Bob Jacobson and Event Chairman, Jim Spielman who also presented Pele Hanoa with the Ka`u Preservation Founder`s Award. OVER 1,500 ATTENDED FESTIVAL
The announcement capped off an exciting first day of the Malama Punalu`u Music and Cultural Festival that continues Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10am to 6pm at the Na`alehu Park in Na`alehu in the heart of Ka`u. Over 1,500 attended the FREE event Saturday that included some of the best in Hawaiian Music and Hula and over 20 cultural practitioners.
Go to: www.malamapunaluu.org for all the details on the festival.