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For the entire South Shore community and for Mālama Māhā`ulepū, July is synonymous with the Kōloa Plantation Days festival. Once again, MM invites your invaluable help with our events, especially for the hike, the parade and shifts in our two booths!

Walk With Mālama Māhā`ulepū in the Parade!

Highlight Hā’upu, Majestic and Meaningful Landmark

Saturday, July 28  Parade 9 AM – 11AM

The 2018 Plantation Days theme is “landmarks in time.” Malama Maha`ulepu’s walking unit will emphasize Hā’upu, a defining landmark of the Kōloa region and historic beacon to all voyagers to Kaua’i. We will showcase this mountain and the wave tossed ocean. Children will be “paddling” and others will hold the renown paddler petroglyph.

Walking in the parade is an easy end enjoyable to show support for conservation of Maha`ulepu. Please join us. Children and grandchildren and definitely needed and welcomed.  We gather in front of the Koloa Library at 9 AM.

Our latest edition of T-shirts – white MMʻs logo in black – is available to parade walkers at cost: $10 per shirt. We also have the “classic” edition kidʻs shirts in royal blue for $8.00.

If you know that you intend to walk in the parade and particularly if you would like a T-shirt (small, medium, large or extra large) held for you and available at the parade, please email me, Beryl, or call 828-1438 or 346-9589.

Hike Sweeps Needed

The Plantation Days Hike from CJM Stables to Kawailoa Bay and back will take place on Wednesday, July 25th, 9 to noon. We need 4 hike “sweeps”, the assistants who accompany our hike guides and groups of about 25 hikers.  Sweeps welcomed hikers, ensure safety by keeping the groups together and, if they feel like it, augment the information shared by guides.

The hike team meets at CJM Stables at 8:45 am. 

If you would like to help with the hike, email or call Beryl, – 828-1438 or 346-9589.



Volunteers Needed for Plantation Days Fair Keiki Booth

For Mālama Māhā`ulepū, it is a whole new ball game at the annual Koloa Days Fair. This year, we will be located inside the fair grounds.

Our terrific T-shirts, hats, earrings and pendants will be sold in the craft vendorʻs tent. We will also host the Keiki Booth where many helpers will be needed. We are looking for at least three people for each of three shifts: 1) 11 am to 1 pm, 2) 1 pm to 3 pm, and 3) 3pm through clean-up.  That is nine volunteers!

The Keiki booth activities include helping kids personalize sturdy paper fish by gluing beach debris. (Small plastic pieces courtesy of Surfrider Foundation Kauai Chapter), applying MM Tattoos (face and body stenciling), sharing information on the sources and kinds beach debris, on limu and on best watershed practices for keeping our oceans clean. And we may have a fishing booth!

If you would like to kokua in the keiki booth for one or more shifts, please email or call Beryl, – 828-1438 or 346-9589.