Tooting the Paulo whistle

  • Jet Smith, Diane Faye, Griffin Hawk, Buddy Victorino (aboard Paulo)

  • Miles, Arabella, MJ Kobayashi

  • Vance Hunt, Taylor Cortez

  • Sophia Kua

  • Paula Rosa, Marlena Bunao

  • Ariell Siliado, Shyah Moreano, Kristal Aldin

  • Nanci McNeil, James Moore, Jeff McNeil - California

  • Deandrei, Yana, Andrew, Melina Gonzales

  • Debra, Michele, Kurt, Sandy Kuali‘i

  • Derek, Angelo, Lerma Catiggay

Paulo, the oldest operating steam locomotive in Hawaii, needs some work, and the Grove Farm Museum hosted the first Sugar Plantation Bash as a fundraiser to help get Paulo back on the tracks.

Angelo Catiggay and his family from the Philippines Islands Hawaii Islands Bicycle Club had never been to the museum before, but had to help Kenny Ishii dispense shave ice (perfect for that humid Saturday afternoon), and Anolani Higashi of Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala (they left for Japan Wednesday) had never even driven down the road.

People who took advantage of the museum’s open house were treated to sampling of fresh poi from Josh Fukino kalo, and Paula Rosa made sure there were enough cookies available from the museum’s original firewood oven under the blanket of entertainment that included the Joyful Noise taiko ensemble, Filipino cultural dances from Bailes de Jose and the Paraluman dancers, and more — all to help Paulo get back on the tracks.

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