Locals carry on King’s dream

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    Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteer Shirleyi Akita thanks Tina Cox for her contribution to the Aloha Library project Saturday during the MLK Day of Service effort outside Times Supermarket in Kukui Grove Center in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Volunteers Wilma Chandler and Grace Delos Reyes speak about the Aloha Library to shoppers at Safeway in the Hokulei Village, Puhi, during their shift with the MLK Day of Service.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    James Trujillo, right, speaks with Ray Catania, center, Saturday during the Martin Luther King Jr. March along Kaumualii Highway hosted by the AFL-CIO and the Hawaii Government Employees Association in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Loel Kaikua‘ana and Peggy Jerves hold the Martin Luther King banner and lead the group of about a dozen marchers Saturday during the Martin Luther King Jr. March along Kaumualii Highway hosted by the AFL-CIO and the Hawaii Government Employees Association in Lihue.

LIHUE — Loel Kaikua‘ana and friends waved to motorists — several responding with friendly honks — driving along Kaumualii Highway fronting Macy’s Saturday.

Kaikua‘ana was joined by her friend Peggy Jerves in holding the Martin Luther King Jr. banner, and about a dozen marchers who participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. March from the Hawaii Government Employees Association office to the sidewalks fronting Kukui Grove Center for a sign-waving session.

“This is my first time doing this,” Kaikua‘ana said. “I’ve done the parades and stuff, but stayed away from the political events. I just wanted to come out and support. We support everyone.”

The march hosted by the AFL-CIO and HGEA was just one of several MLK events marking the three-day holiday.

1 Comments
  1. I saw a Vampire once January 20, 2019 12:38 pm Reply

    Why not use sports for this event? Because all sports want to be a success. An example, your former mayor. What’s the difference he made in life, besides playing sports? Not much. I can see where his politics went sour. No substance to his stance. Some difference that mayor made. Not much to it.


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