Fundraisers for “Charli” and Rose Parade at Fourth Friday
By Wendy Osher
Two fundraisers are planned tonight as part of the Kīhei Fourth Friday town party at the Azeka Shopping Center in South Maui.
A table was donated to family and friends of missing Maui woman Carly “Charli” Scott to help in ongoing search efforts.
Scott, 27, has been missing for nearly three weeks now. She was last known to have left the Haʻikū area on Feb. 9, to assist her ex-boyfriend, who family members say asked for her help in getting his car pulled out of an area near mile marker 20 of the Hāna Highway.
Family members posted an online update yesterday thanking supporters for their patience this week as they, “regroup and send home family members that came to join the search.”
“We are not stopping the search. We will be posting new areas that have not been covered and we would love the continued help of everyone who is able and willing. Again, we ask that Charli not be forgotten,” the family said.
Another fundraiser included on the agenda is the Maui High School Saber Marching Band, which is working to raise awareness for funding for their participation in the 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
The group learned of their invitation to the iconic event during a surprise announcement in October.
The invite marks the first time a Maui band group will perform in the annual event, and the return of neighbor island representation for only the second time in the event’s history since Hilo High marched in the parade in 1971 and 1992, according to MHS Band Director Kerry Wasano.
Earlier this year, the 370-member Hawaiʻi All-State Marching Band, which included some 50 students from six different high schools on Maui participated in the 2014 event.
The Kīhei Fourth Friday event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Azeka Shopping Center – Mauka, along South Kīhei Road.