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Cochran to host Kokua Carnival

By Staff | Sep 2, 2010


WAIKAPU — Elle Cochran’s first annual Kokua Carnival will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, at Maui Tropical Plantation from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert and carnival will thank all of Maui’s hardworking families and encourage them “to go out and vote Sept. 18th for West Maui County Council candidate Elle Cochran,” organizers reported.

The event will feature entertainment by Brother Noland and Tony C. for the first time together in 15 years here on Maui, presented in part by Hawaiiontv.com; Braddah Waltah; Bradda Francis Koahou; Peter deAquino; Gail Swanson; Benny Uyetake and Glenn Kakugawa; and The Haiku Hillbillys. Joel Agnew and Chisa from Native will serve as guest emcees.

This will be a keiki-friendly event with major bouncy castles with water slides, clowns, jugglers, magic by Brenton Keith and his Bag of Tricks, stilt walkers, face painting, pony rides and other attractions.

There will be food and beer for purchase, as well as shave ice, mochi, malasadas, burgers, barbecue items and funnel cakes.

The carnival will also feature a craft fair, environmental booths, yoga and wellness.

Interested vendors or volunteers may call (808) 357-0920 for information.

The Kokua Carnival is presented by Friends of Elle Cochran, Elle Cochran, The Maui Tropical Plantation, HawaiionTV.com, Event Horizon Productions and Matt Lane.