Mau­nalua To Lead Hawaii Kai Marchers

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - FRONT PAGE - By JES­SICA GOOLSBY

The Keiki Ka­liki­maka Hawaii Kai Hol­i­day Pa­rade should get res­i­dents into the spirit of the sea­son at 10 a.m. Nov. 28 as it be­gins its 1.5-mile march down Lu­nalilo Home Road from Kamilo Iki Com­mu­nity Park to Koko Ma­rina Cen­ter.

Bobby Moderow Jr., Kahi Kaonohi and Richard Gideon of Mau­nalua are grand mar­shals of this year’s pa­rade, spon­sored by Hawaii Kai Lions Club and ex­pected to at­tract more than 1,000 marchers and 30 ve­hi­cles, plus beauty pageant queens, clas­sic cars, com­mu­nity groups, churches, schools, Honolulu fire­fight­ers and equip­ment, dec­o­rated floats and three bands: Buena High School from Ari­zona, Avant Garde Drum & Flag Corp from Cal­gary, Al­berta, ant the Royal Hawai­ian Band.

The U.S. Marine Corps and Toys for Tots re­turn for the event, col­lect­ing do­na­tions of new un­wrapped toys along the route as well as at Koko Ma­rina Cen­ter. Santa Claus will be in the march and at the car­ni­val to fol­low.

The Christ­mas car­ni­val runs from 11 a.m.

the Clown.

Santa ar­rives at 11: 30 a.m. via speed boat from Hawaii Mo­tor Sports Cen­ter. Chil­dren can have their photo taken with the big man for free, and fam­i­lies can check out the Lokahi Tree by Bank of Hawaii, which is hung with wish lists from the needy.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the pa­rade, call 395-4012. For de­tails on the car­ni­val, call 395-4737.

Rec­og­niz­ing Hawai­ian Elec­tric Com­pany en­gi­neer Alan Ing (cen­ter) for his many years of ser­vice to McKin­ley High School’s ro­bot­ics team, the stu­dents named one of their ro­bots ‘Ing­bot’ af­ter him. A Kaiser High School alum­nus, Ing has worked with team Kika Mana since 1999 and has in­spired many teens to pur­sue en­gi­neer­ing in col­lege. He also was nom­i­nated by the stu­dents as men­tor of the year. The ro­bot­ics team in­cludes (from left) Qi Hua Chen, Wendy Wu, Osa Tui Ing (ad­min­is­tra­tor), Elaine Owens (men­tor) and Sam Hu. The Tigers re­cently com­peted in the East Oahu VEX Tour­na­ment at Iolani School. Photo from Sharon Higa of HECO.

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