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Priscilla Smith Priscilla Smith
Dukie Akioka Dukie Akioka
Masina Kaohelaulii Masina Kaohelaulii

KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Many of us are very familiar with school fundraisers, from selling lollipops, to helping out with fairs and carnivals. For this immersion school in Kâneʻohe, this ʻImi Pono concert has become something the students and ʻohana prep for year round.

Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. ʻIke leʻa nô kçia mau ʻohana i ke ʻano kâkoʻo e pono ai ke ola ikaika o ka papahana kaiapuni.

These parents know the kind of effort it takes to support their school. 

The monies and the funds that we raise from Papa Makua's…our ʻImi Pono Concert and Benefit Craft Fair really helps to offset the cost for our keiki in kaiapuni.

Kahoku Baker

Pelekikena, Pûʻôhala PTA Board

He hoʻouna kâlâ no nâ lilo e pono ai kâ mâkou mau keiki kaiapuni.

We've been working extensively on this since about December of last year.

Priscilla Smith

Makua, Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Pûʻôhala

Ua hoʻomaka i ka hoʻolâlâ ma Kekemapa.

Aia kâ Priscilla kaikamahine ma ka papa ʻekahi a ke kôkua nei kçia makuahine ma ka hoʻolâlâ i ka hanana o kçia makahiki. ʻAʻole naʻe ʻo nâ mâkua wale nô ka poʻe e hoʻomâkaukau ana!

Priscilla, whose daughter is in first grade, is helping plan this year's event. But parents are the only ones preparing!

Kekahi mau mele aʻo ʻia ma ka papa malaaʻo, a laila hoʻomaʻamaʻa lâkou i kçlâ mele i kçlâ me kçia makahiki.

Dukie Akioka

Kumu, Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Pûʻôhala

There are standard mele that keiki learn in kindergarten and sing every year.

Nui ka hana, a nui ka hula ʻana ma kçia mea. Pono e hele i ka wâ kula no ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa.

Masina Kaʻohelauliʻi

Papa 6, Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Pûʻôhala

We practice our hula and mele in school.

Nui ko Masina pîhoihoi a ʻike ʻo ia, e hua maikaʻi ana ka hopena o ko lâkou hoʻomaʻamaʻa nui ʻana.

Masina is excited and is sure all of their practice will pay off.

Hele mai koʻu ʻohana a pau, mai nâ wahi like ʻole e ʻike iaʻu e hula ana, a leʻaleʻa loa.

(masina)

My entire family comes to watch me. So it's tons of fun.

ʻO Walt Keala me ka Waimânalo Sunset Band kekahi e hîmeni a hoʻokani ana ma ʻImi Pono.

Walt Keale and the Waimanalo Sunset Band will also be on stage at ʻImi Pono.

We also are going to be selling Hawaiian plate lunch. We have crafters, and vendors, keiki bouncers, face painting.

(Priscilla)

Loaʻa pû ka pâ meaʻai Hawaiʻi, ka hana noʻeau, nâ pâʻani, a me ka pena maka.

As a parent, I enjoy coming every year, to just come and have a day to relax. The entertainment and just to sit down and enjoy the ʻono foods. It's always maikaʻi.

Hauʻoli au i ka hele a hoʻonanea mai i nâ mea hoʻokani a hîmeni me ka meaʻai ʻono pû!

E naue aku nô i Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Pûʻôhala ma Kâneʻohe i kçia Pôʻaono mai ka 9am i ka 3pm. Aloha.

Make your way to Pûʻôhala in Kâneʻohe on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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