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Lahaina Restoration Foundation to detail upcoming projects

By Staff | Apr 15, 2010

LAHAINA — Lahaina Restoration Foundation invites the public to its 47th annual meeting at the Pioneer Inn on Saturday, April 24, from  8:30 to 11 a.m. 

A breakfast buffet will be served. Tickets are $18 per person; advance reservations and payment are required.

The guest speaker will be Chris Wessels, principal of Oak Park Chimney Company, who will lead renovation work on the Pioneer Mill Company smokestack. The work is slated to begin this month and take four months to complete.

Wessels will discuss the process he will use to restore the 82-year-old smokestack. Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) will be installing a commemorative brick walkway, interpretive plaques, seating walls and landscaping around the base of the smokestack once the renovation work is complete.

Foundation President David Allaire will conduct the election of board members and officers, to be followed by the breakfast buffet.

Penny Wakida, chair of the Scholarship Committee, will announce the winners of fifteen $2,000 scholarships for Lahainaluna High School students and alumni. Two of the scholarship recipients will read their award-winning essays.

LRF will honor the historic architecture of Lahaina through a new annual award program called The Lahaina Historic Awards. Three buildings in Lahaina will be recognized as outstanding examples of period architecture, historical significance and adaptive reuse.

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation Strategic Plan for 2010-12 will be presented by Chair Connie Sutherland, who will give a brief overview of the process that the board, staff and community members used to develop the document.

Major projects completed in 2009, as well as upcoming projects for 2010, will be shown on power-point by Theo Morrison, LRF executive director.

Wessels will close the meeting with his presentation on the Pioneer Mill Company Smokestack renovation.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.lahainarestoration.org or by calling Noe at Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.

In related news, LRF announced that the Wo Hing Museum will be closed through April 30 for repainting.