Anahola nonprofit wraps up season

Kukulu Kumuhana O Anahola wrapped up its seventh season on Monday with the “Anahola ‘Ohana Free Movie Night.”

The atmosphere was welcoming. The children, in their element, happy and safe. And all the makua and kupuna relaxed as they reserved their spot with mats, blanket and chairs sprawled out on the vast lawn.

Families came out to the Clubhouse Park on the mauka side of the highway on the last Sunday of the month from May to August. This past Sunday, about 170 attended. Everyone was treated to ukulele classes, smart art projects, Hawaiian Konane and Hu games and community information tables. A healthy meal is provided. Then to top it all off, organic popcorn was served before the movie.

“Closing together with ‘Hawaii Aloha’ hand in hand, our memories are preserved and shared of another special moment in Anahola with Aloha,” a release said.

Volunteers and sponsors include Kauai of County, Department of Parks and Recreation, Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, Consuelo Foundation, Hawaiian Checkers.com, Malie Foundation, Youth with a Mission and Ka Hale PonTho, Retro Farms, KIUC, Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Anahola Koolau Hui’ia Church, Sunset Cinema and Malama Kauai.

In September, Foodland’s “Give Aloha” program for nonprofits benefits KKOA. This is KKOA’s first year to partner in this effort. At the checkout, please mention your “Give Aloha” toward KKOA #78836.

KKOA’s mission is “To assist our children in developing life skills. Discover and develop their unique gifts. To provide safe places.”

Info: www.kkoafoundation.org

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