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Snow Falls in Makiki for Preschoolers

Blane Yamagata Blane Yamagata
Marie Hook Marie Hook

By Marvin Buenconsejo

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Snow in Honolulu?  You betcha!

The fluffy stuff "fell" on the grounds of the Central Union Preschool, Tuesday morning, to the delight of its youngsters.

Bundled-up preschoolers attacked the 15 tons of snow.

Okay, it's actually finely chopped ice, thanks to a massive donation by Pacific Ocean Producers, as well as donated muscle by Unitek Solvent Services.

''It started off with a friend who asked me if we could bring some snow for the kids,'' explained Unitek President, Blane Yamagata.

"That was about 5 or 6 years ago, and ever since we've been doing it because when I see the parents working hard and the kids in the snow, we do it every year."

It's all here.

Little mittens.

Snow balls flying.

Kids, smiling from ear-to-ear.

And the parents, well, they're pretty excited, too.

"It's to give the children the experience of being in the cold, wet and fun snow," said Central Union Preschool director, Marie Hook.

''We'd just like everybody to enjoy one another and have a really blessed Christmas from our Ohana at Central Union to everyone out there, have a happy holiday."

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