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Parade Tradition Marches On


The Maui Fair Parade is a long-time tradition on Maui. Children look forward to all the fun sights and sounds the parade presents each year. Years ago, Hale Makua Health Services regularly participated in the parade making decorated floats with residents, staff and family members along for the ride.

After ten years we've decided to create a float to celebrate Hale Makua Health Services 70th anniversary. Our staff and volunteers are very busy making the float for the October 6th Maui Fair parade. Mark Souza, Maintenance & Engineering Director, is the master creator and builder of our floats. In the past he has built floats in many shapes and sizes, including an airplane (in above photo), a birthday cake, a boat, and a wheelchair.

Our Kahului Activities staff, volunteers and residents have started making the decorations for the float. It will take many hours and a great deal of facial tissues to cover the entire float. Volunteers are welcome to help, as well as donations of white facial tissues.

Just like the Maui Fair brings the entire community together, working on this float will bring our community of kupuna, family members, staff and volunteers together to celebrate our organization and a 70 year heritage of caring.

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