Community groups lend a hand in Hanalei

HANALEI — More than 50 volunteers and county personnel turned out May 17 for a community workday at Black Pot Beach Park.

Seniors, youth, old-timers and newcomers worked side by side to spruce up the park.

They completed a number of projects including: painting of 13 picnic tables; three-phased power washing of the bathrooms; and painting of the trash cans, trash boxes and sink boxes.

In addition, participants also raked the accreted lands in the area, trimmed trees, and repaired and painted a picnic table.

“It was very heartwarming to see so many community members come together for this project,” said Catherine Stovall, who helped organize the community workday. “After the work was done, a number of people commented on how for the first time, they have an unobstructed view of the river from the park.”

Stovall, who works at the mayor’s office, also expressed her appreciation to participants not only for their collaboration on the project, but also for the food and beverages they brought.

Paint and supplies were provided through the county’s Adopt-a-Park Program. Catherine Ham Young is the official adoptee of Black Pot Beach Park.

“Saturday’s community workday went so well that plans are now being made to restore the horseshoe pits at the park,” Stovall said.

For more information, e-mail Stovall at or call 241-6398.


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