Cherishing Elders

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

By Mark Hayden
Molokai Dispatch, Community News

The kupuna were not the only ones having fun on Friday at the second annual Kupuna Day.

There were plenty of young people on hand, volunteering their time to hand out meals, give pedicures and massages, have fun with arts and crafts and belt out some karaoke.

The morning dedicated to Molokai’s elders, was hosted by Na Pu’uwai Health Care at Kulana `Oiwi and was headed by Josette Mawae Mollena. She felt compelled to host the event again after being contacted by Tony Silva of Da Braddahs, a comedy group from Oahu.

“He called me in June and asked me to have another kupuna festival because he had so much fun the first time,” Mollena said.

Contributed By Mark Heyden, Community News, Molokai Dispatch

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