No one would have blamed them if they decided to relax during their winter break that is about to come to an end.
After all, it was the holidays, there was no school, so many of their peers were going to the beach, cruising the mall, sleeping in, watching TV, or otherwise relaxing at home.
For the members of the Aloha Church Destiny Youth Ministry, though, it was the perfect time to get in some community- service work, explained Silvin Galiza, Aloha Church Assembly of God youth pastor, at the church off Kaumuali‘i Highway across from Kukui Grove Center.
Members of the youth group cleaned up a lot of New Year’s Day trash along the two-mile stretch of Kuhio Highway in Hanama‘ulu.
They are students at Kaua‘i High School in Lihu‘e, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Puhi, and home-schooled students from other parts of the island.
Under the Adopt-A-Highway program of the state Department of Transportation Highways Division, those who sign up to volunteer to clean up state roads must agree to do so at least four times a year.