Labor Day breakfast

LIHUE — Janel Patterson said she only knows of one other person named Janel — the one she read about in the newspaper.

Janel and her family were among the hundreds of people who flowed through the Parish Hall to enjoy the Lihue United Church 39th Labor Day Breakfast on Monday.

“I did the marathon, yesterday,” said Derek Kawakami. “This morning, I went surfing with Maunakea Trask on the South Shore before getting here.”

Proceeds from ticket sales to the breakfast benefited the Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool program while proceeds from the white elephant sale went toward the church parsonage remodel fund.

“We are so fortunate that we had enough people turn out to help put this together,” said Joye Irwin, the breakfast co-chair. “We just have an interim pastor and are waiting to see who will be our next pastor.”


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