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‘I Love Lahaina’ Benefit Helps Six West Maui Schools

June 3, 2013, 8:46 AM HST
* Updated June 3, 9:55 AM
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Safeway Check

Lynn Okamoto, general manager of Lahaina Cannery Mall, presents a $30,000 check to recipients of six West Maui Schools. Photo courtesy of Lahaina Cannery Mall.

By Rodney S. Yap

A benefit fundraiser called “I ♥ Lāhainā” recently raised $30,000 for six West Maui schools.

“It was a great two day event and we are so grateful to Lahaina Cannery Mall, Safeway, Property Development Centers and all the sponsors and auction donors,” said Art Fillazar, student activities coordinator of Lahainaluna High School. “These funds will be of great help to our co-curricular programs.”

Besides Lahainaluna, also benefiting from the event were Sacred Hearts, Maui Preparatory Academy, King Kamehameha III, Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary, and Lāhainā Intermediate.

“We’re proud to support the West Maui Schools in helping to build a solid foundation for the youth of today and support the education of our community,” said Lynn Okamoto, general manager of Lahaina Cannery Mall.


The “I ♥ Lāhainā” event included entertainment, live and silent auctions, and activities on May 3 and 4. Featured entertainment included Kapena, Uluwehi Guerrero and Nuff Sedd, as well as student music performances and art displays.

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