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MAYOR HANNEMANN: PARADE OF CHAMPIONS SET FOR LABOR DAY IN WAIKIKI

            Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that the special Parade of Champions and salute to the Waipio Little League team, other 2008 national title-holders, and past and present Hawaii Olympians has been scheduled for 5 p.m. on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1) in Waikiki.

            “This will be a wonderful celebration and a great opportunity for fans and supporters to see and congratulate Hawaii’s sports heroes and heroines in person,” Mayor Hannemann said. “We’re all tremendously proud of their accomplishments.”

            The parade down Kalakaua Ave., from Ft. DeRussy to Kapiolani Park, will culminate with a special Sunset on the Beach event on Queen’s Surf beach at 6:45 p.m., featuring a film presentation and live entertainment. This is in addition to the regularly scheduled Sunset on the Beach events set for Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 at the same location.

            Initial confirmed parade participants include the Waipio Little League World Champions and Manager Timo Donahue, Olympic Gold Medalist Natasha Kai, the Royal Hawaiian Band, and marching bands from the following high schools: Aiea, Castle, Mililani, Waipahu.

            The City is in the process of contacting parade participants. Present and former Hawaii Olympians and national title-holders interested in participating may contact the City at mayor@honolulu.gov or call the Customer Services Department at 768-3392.

            Businesses and other organizations interested in co-sponsoring the event may call Customer Services at the same number.

            Parking is expected to be difficult in Waikiki on Labor Day, and the public is encouraged to plan accordingly or use public transportation.

            Additional information about the parade and Sunset on the Beach event will be released as plans are finalized.

Contact: Informational Affairs Officer Johnny Brannon, 527-5767

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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