Coming together for peace

  • Sheenah Kelly, Lyn Wandell

  • Rachel Kattlove, Nathalie Kelly

  • Kathryn, Bowie Davis, Al Albergate

  • Robert “Zippedy the Clown” Gluckson and friends

  • Steve Backinoff, Puppet, Maronda Rice

  • Sola Radiante, Tara

  • Steven “Scoobyah” Buscher - Hawaii

  • Angelina Kissida, Rayn, Jayden Kirk

  • Taylor, Wailani, Anndrias Ray

  • Puna Kalama Dawson, Aunty Betty Weichhart, Beverly Newbury, Hami Parisi, Chie Takahashi, Minori Evans

Everyone was invited to create peaceful relationships Sunday when the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai presented its International Day of Peace celebration at the Lydgate Beach Park main pavilion, where Middle Fields with Darren Dzurilla, Antwoine Woody, and Rachell Kattlove set the tone with their unique, sedating music.

Kumu hula Puna Kalama Dawson blessed the event with a mele, “Pili Pa‘a,” an original composition that speaks of how all become one with each other.

Annaleigh Atkinson led a series of presentations on conflict-resolution skills while children adjourned to a puppet-creating station and stage where they could present their puppets under the leadership of Robert Gluckson, known to the children as Zippedy the Clown.

Atkinson also loaned the maluhia (“peace” in Hawaiian) crane display to Gerald Hirata of the Kauai Soto Zen Temple, which will be hosting its own International Day of Peace observance today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Hanapepe.

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