Hundreds of people flocked through the Waimea town during the Heritage Ho‘olaule‘a which wrapped up the nine-day 41st annual Waimea Town Celebration that started President’s Day weekend.
Hosted by the West Kauai Business and Professional Association, the celebration is one of two signature events for the WKBPA, the other being the Waimea Lighted Parade celebrating the holidays.
“I’ve been doing this for 29 years,” said Sandy Vincent of Honolulu. “I started when Stel Pimental was my neighbor in Kapaa, and I keep doing it even after moving to Honolulu.”
Besides being a fundraiser for the WKBPA, the Waimea Town Celebration serves as an opportunity to raise money community groups, including schools, hula halau, canoe clubs, and sports teams.
“This is such a special event,” said Aunty Geri Kuhia of Los Angeles who came to help Puni Patrick and other organizers. “The people are so nice, and this makes you realize just how special Hawaii is.”