Celebrating lei on May Day

LIHUE — Gina Beyer and Brint Deighton of Loveland, Colorado, were thrilled to be at the Kauai Museum on May 1.

“Plumeria,” Beyer said. “It’s my favorite flower. What a special day. We’re so glad to be here for May Day.”

The Kauai Museum hosted its 35th annual Irmalee & Walter Pomroy Lei Contest, which combined with the third annual Happy’s Keiki La Lei Contest, celebrating the Hawaiian lei on May Day.

The Pomroy legacy with lei continued as the Pomroy ohana captured several of the Prestigious Awards, and following the close of school, several of the younger generation of Pomroy participated in the keiki lei contest.

“We have Hawaiian food in California,” said Maite Shayne. “But somehow, it is not as tasty as the ones here.”

A concert with Paula Fuga ended the day of excitement, color and fragrance.

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