Congratulations to the Napili Kai Foundation for 50 years of keiki hula!
During the week of April 25th to April 30th, I volunteered to do social media for the Napili Kai Foundation 50th Anniversary. The Napili Kai Foundation has been perpetuating the Hawaiian Culture through the children of Maui since 1966. It was such a special event, and cheers to another 50 years.
On Friday, April 28th Natalie A'i Kamauu, accompanied on guitars by her husband and her brother. She is an amazing singer in real life. The delicious food of Nalu Grindz, was prepared by Kamanu Balinbin.
On Saturday, April 29th, Ikaika Blackburn, Kaulike Pescaia, and sang to a sold out crowd. The Napili Kai Foundation keiki filled the stage with one of the best performances. It did rain and some of the dignitaries could not make it. The rain brought landslides and puddles, but it did not stop the NKF supporters from attending. The teppanyaki-style dinner was also a hit!
Sunday, April 30th was brunch which included scrambled eggs, Portuguese sausage, chicken, beef patties and gravy with white rice and fried rice. We were then entertained by the very talented Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, and accompanied by talented guitarist Wailau Ryder. Kaumakaiwa was a crowd favorite. The morning brunch closed with a bingo game and many prizes.
What made this event so special was the amazing people I met during the weekend. Aunty Lou Ross, who is the long standing President for the Napili Kai Foundation was so welcoming. Sarah Lo and Nohea Rolar worked very hard, with the person who has supported me from day one Daryl Fujiwara. Thank you Daryl, for the room at Napili Sunset Beach Resort. It made it so much easier to volunteer.
It rained all weekend, and on Sunday, there was the most beautiful sunset. When I checked out on Monday, Napili Bay was beautiful as ever! Thank you Napili Kai Foundation!