LAHAINA - LahainaTown Action Committee this year took on a project to replace Lahaina's aging Christmas wreaths, which were falling apart after 25 years of use.
The committee headed up by Joan McKelvey, Connie Sutherland, Fran Mitsumura, Donna Soares and LAC Executive Director Lynn Donovan approached West Side businesses and organizations to buy new wreaths to decorate Front Street for the holiday season.
The West Maui community stepped up and bought more than 60 new wreaths.
The brand new Christmas wreaths are up on Front Street.
Committee members announced, "Mahalo nui loa to the following for supporting our community in contributing to the purchase of Christmas wreaths for our town of Lahaina, which are now in place.
"As you know, the past wreaths were 25 years old and almost disintegrated, but they have stood us well. Hopefully, the new ones will last another 25 years, and the tradition of dressing Front Street will continue on."
Donors include ABC Stores, Ace Hardware employees, Aloha Realty/Barbara Potts, Angus McKelvey, Bank of Hawaii, Captain Jacks, Carol Reimann, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Cool Cat Caf, Douglas Stacy/West Maui Sports & Fishing Supply, Expeditions/Bill Caldwell, First Hawaiian Bank, First Hawaiian Mortgage/Fran Mitsumura, Fleetwoods on Front St., Frances J. Hinton, Hair Salon Unlimited, Honolulu Cookie Company/Cheryl Gallagher, Joseph Pluta Realty, Kathy Clarke Hawaii, Kimo's, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Lahaina Galleries, Lahaina Grill, Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, Lahaina Jodo Mission, Lahaina News, Lahaina Print Sellers, Lahaina Restoration Foundation/Theo Morrison, Lahaina Yacht Club/John Pope, Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club, LahainaTown Action Committee, Longhi's, Mac & Laurie Lowson, Mark Ellman (four wreaths), Maria Lanakila Church, Maui Clothing Company, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Maui Paradise Properties, Maui Showcase Properties, Mayor Alan Arakawa, Mega Vega Properties, Michael Moore (three wreaths), Noosh & Phyllis Nishihara, Pioneer Inn, Ron Kawahara & Company, Rotary Club of Lahaina, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, Royal Lahaina Resort, Roz Baker, Sakamoto Properties, Saltwater Signs, Seabreeze, The Wharf/Donna Soares, Waiola Church/Kent Stewart, Warren & Annabelle's Magic, West Maui Taxpayers Association, Whalers Locker Inc. and Whalers Realty/Bob & Tess Cartwright.