Last night was our Third Friday Makawao Town Party. The best part of the event was the fact that a part of Baldwin Ave was closed off to make it safe for all to stroll the street, enjoy music and local grinds from the street vendors. Put it on your calendar.
Music entertained all with the Haiku Hillbillies..they really rocked...Talented musicians, a stage full of them, kept alot folks jumping and swaying. My favorite piece was called Kahakuloa Sunrise, so sweet and fine..
It was a nice assortment of folks, free spirits to cowboys..a typical mix in Makawao...gotta love it.
Because the streets were full, I imagine the merchants did not see quite as much action as in the past when sidewalks were crowded and people were popping into the stores for some time out....I know this may be a trade off, but, it sure felt nice to stroll the street without watching out for cars..alot safer for all the keiki, and parents with strollers..
In behalf of all the merchants who also chip in for the event, remember to Shop Local and support our small businesses whenever possible.
Makawao is a wonderful town with rich heritage from all the immigrants who settled this area. I am so happy and proud to call Makawao my hometown.
I hope we can one day have a muesum in Makwao to keep that spirit alive and share all the wonderful photos from the past.
Have a wonderful weeked, where ever you are!