By Wendy Osher
Gov.-Elect Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov.-Elect Brian Schatz have released details of their planned confirmation ceremonies on the neighbor islands including times and locations.
The Molokai Event takes place next Wednesday, December 8th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kalanianaole Hall in Kalamaula. Seating and parking is limited. The Lanai Event will be held next Thursday, December 9th from 9 to 11 a.m. at the ILWU Hall in Lanai City. And the Maui Event takes place Saturday December 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lahainaluna High School Football Field.
The theme of the celebrations is “E Ho`omalu O Hawai`i,” which means “To Protect Hawai`i.”
The complete list is as follows:
MOLOKAI: Wednesday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kalanianaole Hall in Kalamaula. Contact: Beverly Pauole-Moore, [email protected] Notes: Open to the public but seating is limited. Parking is limited at the Hall with more parking available on the highway road.
LANAI: Thursday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Hall in Lanai City. Contact: Leticia Castillo, [email protected]
MAUI: Saturday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lahainaluna High School Football Field, 980 Lahainaluna Rd. Contact: Yuki Lei Sugimura, [email protected]
HAWAII ISLAND, Ka`u: Sunday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Plantation House in Pahala. Contact: Patti Cook, 808-937-2833
HAWAII ISLAND, Waimea: Monday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Kuhio Hale (Hawaiian Homes Hall). Contact: Patti Cook, 808-937-2833.
KAUAI: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Hikina a ka la Heiau, Wailua. Contact: Dennis Esaki, 808-652-0912. Notes: Parking is available at Lydgate Park.
The neighbor island confirmation ceremonies follow the official inauguration and swearing in event on Oahu, set for Monday, December 6th, 2010.