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  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kichelle Oana, celebrating her birthday Oct. 4, waits beside Cyndi Ayonon’s birthday arrangement Friday during the Oana family’s visit to the Mayor’s Office, where Bernard Carvalho Jr. declared Friday as Taylin Oana Day in celebration of the family’s visit to Kauai. Taylin was a shortstop for the Little League World Series Championship team and originally from Kauai.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Taylin Oana, shortstop for the Little League World Series Championship team from Oahu, greets Kauai Fire Department Battalion Chief Solomon Kanoho as Assistant Chief Kilipaki Vaughn and Mayor Bernard Carvalho look on Friday after Carvalho declared Friday as Taylin Oana Day to celebrate Oana’s trip to Kauai.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Taylin Oana, shortstop for the Little League World Series Championship team from Oahu, meets Kauai Fire Department Chief Robert Westerman, left, and other Kauai firefighters Friday after the mayoral announcement of Friday being Taylin Oana Day in celebration of Oana’s visit to Kauai at the Lihue Civic Center Moikeha Building rotunda.

LIHUE — Kichelle Oana celebrated her 16th birthday Thursday on Oahu at Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama.

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