One word for the work that Punahou74 did at the 2015 Punahou Carnival: SWEET!
While sharing of the malasada tent this year with Punahou70 meant that Punahou74 was fewer in number, the enthusiasm felt during our shift was as strong as ever. To paraphrase Jackie Gleason, “How sweet it was!”
We had one newbie in attendance: Allison Beckett. Not only was she new to the Punahou74 Carnival shift, this was her first Punahou Carnival since 1974! I can only imagine what she thought when she saw how the event’s grown over the years.
A special “thank you” to those who, like Allison, made the effort to travel from out of town to help. Your time in the islands is precious and to have you spend some of it volunteering with the class is truly appreciated. Odds are you didn’t have the chance to send your children to Punahou so you are truly doing selfless work for Punahou74 and Punahou.
In addition to Allison, those also attending from the mainland were Lynne Vuillemot Bosche, Cynthia Proskefalas Dell (all the way from Virginia!), David Parker, and Catherine Tompkison. Both David and Catherine were newbies last year!
Thanks once again to the die hard local classmates who came to help out–as they do year after year–in the tent: Babs Miyano Young, Bruce Ashford, Cindy Li Taga, Cliff Halevi. Craig Washofsky, Fritz Rohlfing, Gene Lau, Haven and Stein Rafto, Jackie Ching Armstrong, Keith Kam, Ken Matsui, Landis Lum, Lee Ann Gullikson Nicolay, Leslie Ching Allen with Tom Coyne, Lisa Yamaguchi Bowden, Lynne Gartley Meyer, Mike Kam, Mike Mikasa, Mike Yee, Nancy Dew Metcalf, Pick and Catherine Bye, Ralph Aona, and Susan Seto Donlon. You are the bedrock of the effort and we literally cannot do it without you. Thanks again for answering the Carnival call.
So that’s about it … See you next year!
Pictures you say? Where are the pictures?
Never fear. Would I let you down?
I’ve saved the best for last. There were so many great pictures that I took a few days to put together the movie below for your viewing pleasure. Hope the wait was worth it!
Before you take a look at the movie though let me give a shout out to Mike Mikasa for both taking many of the pictures and for helping with the picture identifications as well. MAHALO for another great team effort!