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Akaka honored as parade grand marshal (June 15)

Pa‘u Queen Anna Akaka (Photo courtesy of Kona Parade)


The honorable Sen. Daniel Akaka will be honored as grand marshal of the King Kamehameha Day Parade in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, June 15.

He will be accompanied by members of his family, including daughter-in-law, Anna, who will be leading an equestrian unit as this year’s Pa‘u Queen.

This year’s parade is 9-11 a.m. on Alii Drive, from Royal Kona Resort to Kailua Pier and up Palani Road.

After the parade, a hoolaulea (Hawaiian music and crafts fair) will include a free concert featuring three-time male Vocalist of the Year and Hoku Hanohano award winner Nathan Aweau.

The event will take place at at Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel beginning at 11:45 a.m.

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