Join Hilo’s Annual Downtown Christmas Parade
by Hunter Bishop
The Lahua Jaycees are calling for entries in the annual Downtown Hilo Christmas Parade on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
The theme for this year’s traditional holiday event is “Ke Kalikimaka No Na Keiki,” “Christmas for the Children.” The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.
Entries will be judged in three categories with $200 awarded for first place, $125 for second and $75 for third.
This year’s parade route will vary slightly from the past, starting on Piopio St., turning left on Pauahi St., then right on Kilauea Ave., right on Ponahawai, right on Kamehameha Ave., right on Pauahi, and finally ending on Bishop Street near the Kamehameha Statue.
The parade route has been shortened this year due to increased costs and declining donations, a Jaycees spokesperson said. Donations to the parade fund are still being accepted.
For information, call Allyson Cortez at 960-6091 or Marci Kawamura at 936-5149, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.