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Lahaina Plantation Days ends on high note

By Staff | Oct 29, 2015

Kaanapali Beach Club won the Eco Award on Friday. PHOTOS BY CASEY NISHIKAWA.

LAHAINA – On Oct. 16-17, thousands of people came out to celebrate the final Lahaina Plantation Days. Among the festivities was the announcement of this year’s food contest winners.

They were: Nalu Grindz (Seafood Category), Shark Pit (Appetizer Category), Cane and Canoe (Meat Category), Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop (Poultry Category) and Pono Pies in the Dessert Category.

Roselani Ice Cream and Leilani’s on the Beach captured Judge’s Awards.

Cane and Canoe won Best in Show honors, Leilani’s on the Beach had the Best Decorated Booth on Friday, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company was honored with the Best Decorated Booth on Saturday, Kaanapali Beach Club won the Eco Award on Friday, and Roselani Ice Cream won the Eco Award on Saturday.

“We have accomplished our goal of bringing honor and respect to the generations of plantation workers,” said Theo Morrison, Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s executive director.

Pono Pies placed first in the Dessert Category.

“We have restored the smokestack and created a beautiful park at its base with two original locomotives, seating, interpretive plaques and landscaping. We thank the community, the restaurants, the sponsors and our visitors for their support of Lahaina Plantation Days for seven years! As we move forward, Lahaina Restoration Foundation will continue to make the history and culture of Lahaina accessible, enjoyable, entertaining, memorable and meaningful. Join us in our journey and stay tuned for our next project!”

Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Hawaii nonprofit organization dedicated to cooperating with all community-oriented interests in an effort to restore, maintain and preserve the physical and cultural legacies and history of the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Lahaina. To learn more, visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company captured the Best Decorated Booth honors on Saturday.