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A Lighted Keaau Christmas

The 10th annual Keaau Village Lighted Christmas Parade was Saturday evening in Keaau.

This year’s parade theme was “A Green Christmas — Reduce, reuse recycle.” Among the entries were marching bands and units, three sizes of floats, classic cars and Santa Claus.

The grand marshal was prosecutor Mitch Roth. The parade was dedicated to the memory of one of the founders, the late Arline Macanas.

Winning entrants by category were:

Small Floats

First Place: Lex Brodie’s Tire

Second Place: Keaau Post Office

Third Place: Foodland Keaau/Meadow Gold

Medium Floats

First Place: Puna Covenant Church

Second Place: Hawaii Island Humane Society

Third Place: Kealaikahiki Hula &Tahitian Club

Large Floats

First Place: HFS Federal Credit Union

Second Place: Hawaii Horse Owners Inc.

Marching Band

First Place: Waiakea Intermediate School

Second Place: Kamehameha Schools — Hawaii

Third Place: Keaau High School Band

Marching Units

First Place: Paradise Roller Girls

Second Place: Keaau Elementary and Keaau Elementary PTSA

Third Place: Keaau Middle School Leadership

Big Rigs

First Place: DC’S Towing Service

Second Place: Christmas at Nana’s

Third Place: Coca-Cola Refreshments

A decorating contest also was hosted in conjunction with the parade. In the most “Green” category, Keaau Elementary PTSA received the most votes, and in the most “Festive” category, CU Hawaii Keaau branch received the most votes. Both winners will receive a gift certificate from Big Island Candies.

The parade is hosted by the Keaau Christmas Parade Committee. Those interested in being part of the team learning more can call the WH Shipman office at 966-9325.


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