Friends of Liliu‘okalani Gardens to Host Two Events

April 12, 2017, 11:30 AM HST (Updated April 12, 2017, 10:58 AM)

The Friends of Liliu‘okalani Gardens have scheduled two events in April 2017.

The next garden volunteer day to clean  Waihonu at Lili‘uokalani Gardens and “search for buried treasure” is slated for Saturday, April 15, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Tools and protective gear will be provided.


Refreshments and lunch will be provided to all workers.

To volunteer, contact Alton Okinaka  at (808) 383-4917 or

The 50th memorial service for Laura Imogen Vestal Kennedy (1879 to 1967) will be held by the grave site in Pioneer Circle at Homelani Cemetery in Hilo on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 10 a.m.

Laura Imogen Vestal Kennedy. Courtesy photo.

Kennedy was the widow of Charles Clark Kennedy, manager of Waiākea Sugar Mill. She was devoted to the beautification of her beloved Hilo. As a member of The Park Commission, she was the inspiration for and moving factor in the production of Lili‘uokalani Gardens. She continued to support the gardens and the larger Hilo community throughout her life.



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