Music Icon Mick Fleetwood Suds up for Japan

April 26, 2011, 9:11 AM HST · Updated April 26, 4:16 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Mick Fleetwood, photo courtesy "Aloha for Japan Celebrity Carwash".

Legendary drummer and music icon, Mick Fleetwood, will wash cars on Maui this Saturday as part of the “Aloha for Japan Celebrity Carwash.”

Fleetwood, who is a Maui resident, and noted as the co-founding member of the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac, recently performed at a fundraiser in Waikiki where artists raised $1.6 million for Japan relief.

“I’m equally supportive of programs like this carwash right in my own community because I believe that if every community came together and did programs such as this, the total effect could be so beneficial,” said Fleetwood.

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The event is hosted by the Ho’ole’a Terrace at Kehalani, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the American Red Cross to support those affected by last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The carwash will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30th at the Ho’ole’a Terrace in Wailuku.  The carwash will be by donation only. The first 25 people to donate $25 or more will receive a free official “Aloha for Japan” t-shirt.

Featured celebrities include local business and community leaders, entertainers, and youth groups who will wash cars to support relief efforts in Japan.

Celebrities scheduled to be in attendance include: recording artist, Marty Dread; musician Henry Kapono; KPOA Radio Personalities the Hawaiian Homeboy Shane Kahalehau and Sista Val; Miss Maui 2011 Maya Iida, Maui Council member Gladys Baisa, KISS-FM Morning Show co-host Makani; Maui Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Terryl Vencl; KNUI Maui Breakfast Club co-host, Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez; State Rep. George Fontaine; Maui Fair Managing Director Sherri Grimes; Hawaii’s Hottest New Band, The Throwdowns; Paifico & I’O Chef James McDonald; Maui Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Director Carol Reimann, and more.

Featured entertainment includes Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador Marty Dread.  Entertainment and food are being provided free to the public through the generous donation of time and services by Maui Rents & Sales, SoundsGood Audio and Keiki Corner. The event will also include prize drawings and giveaways.

Signs will direct motorists to the event. More details and directions to the event can be found at Facebook.com/hooleaterrace or by calling (808) 871-6230 ext. 12.

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