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Pahoa ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ Holiday Parade (Dec. 3)

Jennifer Mydock paints a holly wreath on the window of Boogie Woogie Pizza Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. (Photo special to Hawaii 24/7 by Tiffany Edwards Hunt)


Jingle Bell Rock is the theme for the Pahoa Holiday Parade slated for 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

Grand marshal will be Louie Perry, Puna’s own four-time gold medalist special Olympian.

The Hawaii County Band and the Paradise Roller Girls are among those who have signed up for the parade that will run through historic Pahoa Village.

Judges will decide best keiki, best kupuna, best true to theme, and best overall. Kaleo’s, Boogie Woogie Pizza, Black Rock Cafe, Island Naturals, Jeff Hunt Surfboards, Kalani Honua Oceanside Retreat, Hawaii Island Gourmet, Puna Geothermal Venture, and Kapoho Kine Adventures have all provided donations.

Prizes will not only go to float winners, but also to the Pahoa business with the best decorated wreath.

Mainstreet Pahoa Association has initiated an adopt-wreath program to try and get Pahoa businesses in the spirit to decorate for the holiday season.

Mainstreet Pahoa also commissioned Jennifer Mydock ( to paint windows of Pahoa storefronts.

Meanwhile, the annual Pahoa High and Intermediate School Hoolaulea will follow the Dec. 3 parade. Keiki who would like their photos with Santa will be able to do so at the Pahoa High and Intermediate School Hoolaulea.

Mainstreet Pahoa asks prospective entrants, especially rock bands and those with classic cars to contact Jeff Hunt Surfboards at 965-2322 or Puna Style 965-7592 for an entry form.

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