Kahului, Maui, HI – March 7, 2018 – Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu and KPOA invite the community to celebrate Queen Ka’ahumanu’s 250th birthday on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5:30 – 8:00pm.

Each month Queen Ka’ahumanu Center is dedicated to enhancing community education and awareness.  The month of March celebrates Queen Ka’ahumanu’s 250th Birthday Legacy which includes activities by the ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Chapter 4 Wailuku.

Commencing Sunday, March 11 through Sunday, March 18, the community can view over 130 Maui County student essays and coloring contest submittals in the south wing, first level (former Jeans Warehouse location) any time between 10am and 9pm (Sunday through 5pm).

On Friday, March 16 at 5:30pm, the ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu will lead Queen Ka’ahumanu’s 250th birthday protocol, including the ceremonial draping of lei.  The ceremony will be conducted by the wahine (ladies) of the ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society including oli (chant), pule (blessing), history, hula (dance), mele (song) and draping of all lei on the Queen’s statue.  Student essay and coloring contestant awards will follow.  At 7pm, QKC and Sista Val of KPOA93.5 present Kama’aina Nights, featuring Halemanu.

The ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society will be the only group to drape lei on Queen Ka’ahumanu’s statue this evening.  Public is invited to bring lei for draping to QKC Guest Services and are asked to be respectful of the queen’s statue and surrounding areas.

“We are delighted to enhance the celebration of Queen Ka’ahumanu this year by involving our community.  We are honored to celebrate Her Majesty’s 250th birthday legacy and are excited to include the student essay and coloring contest, encouraging students to learn more about this powerful Queen and depict her in their own personal style”, says Toni Rojas, Marketing Director.  “The ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu is one of only four Hawaiian Benevolent Royal Societies.  They are committed to the legacy and perpetuation of Queen Ka’ahumanu and we are proud to join them in this special celebration”, says Rojas.

For more information, booth and contest applications, visit the QKC Guest Services desk.