PHOTOS: Keiki Fest – Happy Kids, Tired Parents
By Susan Halas
Strollers were the vehicle of choice at the 2012 Keiki Fest that drew thousands of youngsters and their parents to the UH Maui campus on Saturday, April 14.
The event was a day filled with fun, games, information and activities designed to celebrate the “Month of the Young Child.”
On the fun side there were bouncing castles, clowns making balloon animals, ring tossing, bowling, ball toss, sticker fun, hula hoops and bouncing castles to name a few. Most of it free was free or by nominal donation.
Food lovers had a choice of many treats – those in search of information could receive advice on nutrition, education, car seat and bike safety and more.
For adults the already festive event was made even more inviting by a shiny display of vintage vehicles. There was an assortment of merchandise to tempt the generous aunties and grandparents.
Music played throughout the day as a host of entertainers and musical groups brought their talents to the stage.
A good time was has by all under the auspices of the Maui Kiwanis, The Boys and Girls Club of Maui, Maui 4H Clubs, the County of Maui and UH Maui College, as well as a long list of sponsors, patrons and others who generously gave of their time and money to make the event possible.