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King Kamehameha III School students and staff welcomed back to refreshed campus

By Staff | Apr 7, 2016

From left, Brad Smith, Vince Wall, Jeff Cummings, Wil Noye and Orrin Cross volunteered to help complete the projects at King Kamehameha III Elementary School.

LAHAINA – Over Spring Break recess, employees of Hula Grill Kaanapali scratched a few projects off King Kamehameha III Elementary School Principal Steve Franz’s to-do list.

Over a two-day period, employees and managers were able to tear down an unused shed and paint two portable buildings. The portables were easily seen as visitors entered the school.

Now that they have been painted to match the rest of the buildings, the school has a much more uniform look.

“It’s something the school has been wanting to have done for a long time; they just didn’t have the resources,” said Community Relations Coordinator Katie Say.

“We all know schools need a little extra help from time to time. We’re just glad they took us up on our offer to help,” said Hula Grill General Manager Orrin Cross. “For almost 20 years, we’ve given a deserving teacher an Educator of the Month award and dinner for two. It felt great to give back by working on campus.”

The newly painted buildings now match the others on campus.

And, according to Hula Grill, all thanks goes to Claire Tillman (who helped organize the event) and Ameritone for offering a discount on the paint.

The Spring Break project was coordinated by Claire Tillman of King Kamehameha III Elementary School.