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Realtors help raise money for Special Education programs

By Staff | Aug 20, 2009

LAHAINA — Kalee’s Retirement Stable and the Realtors Association of Maui’s Wishing Well Program worked together to raise $1,000 for Lahaina Special Education programs by hosting the Kids’ Zone at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s recent Plantation Days event.

Kalee’s Retirement Stable, established in 2007 by the father and daughter team of Stuart and Kalee Farberow, houses and cares for retired or seriously injured horses and animals.

The organization provided horses for the pony rides, goats and sheep for the petting zoo, and all trailoring, fencing, pens, tack and setup.

Dave and Cathi Minami, Kanealoha Rodriges and Dominque Snyder brought their own horses as well, and Candace Gurone put in extra time and effort to help make the pony rides a success.

The Realtors Association of Maui’s Wishing Well Foundation and several West Maui realtors — including Janet Gilroy, Lee and Barb Potts, Bev Will, Siu Whitehead and her family, P. Denise La Costa, Mary and Brian James and daughter Elizabeth, Mary Pat Larsen, and Toni Johnson and daughters Chelsea and Allie — set up the Kids’ Zone’s carnival games and provided all prizes.  

Proceeds from the Kids’ Zone will benefit Special Education at Princess Nahienaena Elementary and King Kamehameha III Elementary School.    

Both organizations sincerely thanked Lahaina Restoration Foundation for the opportunity to be part of the event; Sacred Hearts School, which generously donated most of the carnival games; Mary James for her special help with the set up; and the many volunteers, including Pearl Gore and son Richard, Abby Sauers, Meagan Bradford, Bella Pinto, Amanda Rake, Aleta Taylor, Gabby Tawzer, Joy Takasuka, Elise Sharon, Heather Gilroy, Bryce Barbier, Sydney Thompson, Marybeth Frieday and Megan.