Maui fes­tiv­i­ties planned for Martin Luther King Jr.

The Maui News - - NEWS -

A bless­ing, march, speeches and en­ter­tain­ment will be held Mon­day in front of the Kalana O Maui county build­ing in Wailuku in ob­ser­vance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will is­sue a procla­ma­tion at 8:30 a.m. at the Stone of Hope mon­u­ment in front of the county build­ing, which will be fol­lowed by a bless­ing.

A march will be­gin at 9 a.m. with par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing the Hawaii Gov­ern­ment Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion, Hawaii State Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion and the Maui United Bud­dhist As­so­ci­a­tion. The march will go along High Street head­ing north, turn down Main Street to­ward Kahu­lui, hang a right on North Church Street, then up Wells Street and back to the county build­ing, said Ayin Adams, the event co­or­di­na­tor for the African Amer­i­cans on Maui As­so­ci­a­tion.

Adams said the pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend all events in­clud­ing the march.

A hula ha­lau from Cen­tral Oahu, Na Wahine O Ka Hula Mai Ka Pu‘uwai, along with Maui Taiko and a band from King Kekaulike High School will be per­form­ing at the event fol­low­ing the march, she added.

There will be en­ter­tain­ment, speeches and food ven­dors un­til noon.

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