Close of first Merrie Monarch, 1964.

Parties Climax Hilo Festival

By WALT SOUTHWARD
Advertiser Staff Writer

HILO—A gala Merry Monarch Ball last night at three Hilo locations wrapped up one of the gayest four-day festivals ever held here.

The Merry Monarch Festival, which began Wednesday, officially ended with the ball, held at the Hilo and Naniloa Hotels and the Club Hukilau. Continue reading

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Merrie Monarch parade, 1964.

Advertiser Photo by Walt Southward

Brewer’s float rides down street as Merry Monarch Festival opens.

Parade Opens Hilo’s Festival

HILO—The Merry Monarch Festival, depicting the days of King Kalakaua, opened here yesterday with an hour-long parade which passed in review before some 5,000 Big Islanders. Continue reading

Merrie Monarch Festival Pageant, 1964.

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. Continue reading

Birthday of Lahilahi Webb celebrated, 1948.

HONORED ON BIRTHDAY—Mrs. Elizabeth Lahilahi Napua-I-kaumakani Webb, authority on Hawaiiana and who was associated with the Bishop Museum for more than 20 years, was honored by the Kaahumanu Society, on the occasion of her 86th birthday, at a luncheon Monday at the Waikiki home of Mrs. Clement K. Parker Sr. Now living at the Lunalilo Home, Mrs. Webb is pictured here admiring some of the many gifts she received. (Advertiser photo by K. Shimogaki.)

(Advertiser, 4/13/1948, p. 9)

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Honolulu Advertiser, 91st Year, Number 21,613, Page 9. April 13, 1948.

Pertaining to the luau at the Kapiolani Maternity Home, 1894.

A THANK YOU.

At the meeting of the Hoola Lahui Society [Hui Hooulu a Hoola Lahui] held at Kapiolani Home on the 4th of April, 1894, it was decided that the Secretary of the Society will put these words of appreciation before the public: Continue reading

Kapiolani Maternity Home celebration, 1894.

Maternity Home Luau.

One of the biggest Hawaiian feasts seen in years is down for next Saturday. That is the luau for the beneficent institution, the Kapiolani Maternity Home. It will be held at the place itself. One thousand tickets have been issued and there is bound to be a large crowd. Continue reading

Birthday of William K. Kuwalu, 1949.

Kauai’s Oldest Resident Has 100th Birthday

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Special to The Advertiser

LIHUE, Kauai, Jan. 29—There’s something a little special about William K. Kuwalu’s birthday tonight because he will be 100 years old. Kuwalu, who can probably lay claim to being Kauai’s oldest resident, was born on Jan. 29, 1849, on the little island of Niihau.

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THE LUAU IS TO be given at his Waimea Valley home by his sons and daughters. His daughters are Mrs. Emily Baclayon of Kilauea and Mrs. Helen Yadao of Mana.

The sons are Joseph N. Kuwalu, William K. Kuwalu Jr., and Abraham W. Kuwalu, all of Waimea. Continue reading