Pageant on Royalty Slated April 2 in Hilo
Past Aloha Week kings and queens of the Big Island will be honored during the Merry Monarch Festival pageant—”Hawaii’s Crowns”—April 2 at the Hilo Armory.
The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to the public at no cost.
“Hawaii’s Crowns” was written and staged by George Naope and will present Hawaii’s royalty from Kamehameha I to Queen Liliuokalani. Narrating will be Mrs. Elizabeth Beamer Dahlberg.
Clayton Pilipo Kenoi will portray Kamehameha I and Mrs. Adeline Leinaala Andrade, 1960 Aloha Week queen, will be Queen Kaahumanu.
Tony Antone and Mrs. Esther Beck, 1961 Aloha Week king and queen, will portray Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu.
Sam Aweau and Mrs. Helen Haleola Lee Hong, 1962 reining king and queen, will be Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama.
Mona Kalima will enact Kamehameha IV and Mrs. Mina Leong, 1858 queen, will be Queen Emmalani.
Gene Wilhelm, festival chairman, will be Kamehameha V and Sylvester McKeague will portray King Lunalilo.
Appearing as King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani will be last year’s Aloha Week royal pair, Spencer Kalani Schutte and Mrs. Doreen Henderson.
Mrs. Leonetta Kinard will be Queen Liliuokalani and James Kinard will be Governor John Dominis.
(Star-Bulletin, 3/23/1964, p. 16)