Kamehameha Schools' Hoolaulea attracts thousands

Katherine Luga
Katherine Luga

By Diane Ako - bio | email and Duncan Armstrong

KAPALAMA HEIGHTS (KHNL) - Haole brownies. Mean anything to you? First thing a lot of local people think is: Kamehameha Schools, which is exactly where we were on Saturday for the yearly Ho'olaulea.

Thousands of people visited the Oahu campus for great music, good food, Hawaiian themed gift items, and the aforementioned popular dessert. It's a fundraiser for the students. And long time patrons like Katherine Luga said it's like a big family get together. "We commemorate Ho'olaulea as a gathering so everyone can come together and share in the unity because this is Kamehameha Schools. It's all about giving back to the community, the keiki."

On and by the way, you have to get there early to get the haole brownies or the Kaua'i kulolo, which were both sold out by the time we got there in the afternoon.