The public is invited to celebrate Maui's keiki and their families at the 5th Annual Maui Children & Youth Day on Saturday, Oct. 15. The free event will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Kenolio Recreation Complex across from Kihei Canoe Club on South Kihei Road.
Families will enjoy an exciting day full of fun, hands-on activities for keiki from pre-kindergarten through middle school, including keiki ID, bicycle rodeo, jumping castles, a Home Depot Make-It-Take-It Project, HMSA Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club soccer speed cage, fitness activities, interactive educational games and more.
Hands-on activities will be provided by various community groups and organizations: Artie Parti, Coalition for a Drug Free Hawai'i, County of Maui Fire Department, Community Children's Council of Maui, Community Work Day Program Maui, Good Beginnings, Grand Wailea Camp Grande, Hawai'i Dental Service, Hawai'i Nature Center, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Hawai'i Medical Service Association (HMSA), Home Depot, Hui No'eau, Kaiser Permanente, Koi Lum, Maui Electric Co., Maui Family Support Services, Maui Ocean Center, MEO Head Start, Nutrition and Physical Alliance Coalition (NPAC), Maui PATCH, R.E.A.L., Rotary Clubs of Kihei-Wailea and Kihei Sunrise, South Maui Parks and Recreation, University of Hawai'i Maui College Dental Program and Nursing Program, Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Tutu & Me Traveling Preschool and Kamu's Hoppin' Hale.
Maui’s keiki and their families are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Maui Children & Youth Day on Saturday, Oct. 15. The free event will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Kenolio Recreation Complex across from Kihei Canoe Club on South Kihei Road.
The public will also enjoy a variety of ono foods along with entertainment by Cub Scouts Pack 55, Maui Taiko Drummers, Louise Alborano (who will also emcee), Kamehameha Schools 'Ukulele Group, and Aunty Doll Aricayos and her haumana.
The program will also feature a special presentation from Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa proclaiming Oct. 15, 2011, as "Maui Children & Youth Day in Maui County."
Goodie bags will be given to the first 600 keiki to register at the event; and the first 600 youth who complete the treasure hunt game will receive a free hot dog, McDonald's Apple Dippers and POG.
"Our keiki are our island's greatest resource, and we're proud to honor them along with Maui's families at this annual event," said Sen. Roz Baker, the event's co-chair. "This year, the community has really stepped up to the plate to make this event possible. We extend a big mahalo to the many community-minded businesses, individuals and volunteers for their kokua."
The 5th Annual Maui Children & Youth Day is sponsored by HMSA; co-sponsors include the County of Maui, American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Bank of Hawai'i, Kihei Youth Center (KYC); community partners AlohaCare, Kaiser Permanente, Pfizer, McDonald's of Hawai'i, Maui County Dental Society, IBEW Local 1186, Maui Electric Company, The Maui News, Meadow Gold Dairies, Rotary Clubs of Kihei-Wailea, Kihei Sunrise and Lahaina Sunrise; and community friends Kamu's Hoppin' Hale, Village Audio & Lighting Maui, Service Rentals, Rojac Trucking, Hawai'i Express, Nutrition and Physical Alliance Coalition, MonaVie, Hawai'i Foodservice Alliance and Saag's Specialty Meats & Sausages.
For more information, call Sen. Roz Baker at 667-2225 or KYC Executive Director Lehua Huddleston-Hafoka at 879-8698.
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