An annual tradition at Palama is to have a Halloween party for the youth. This year the party took place on October 30, and was combined with the monthly birthday party for all youth born in the month of October.
Along with the pizza, cake and ice cream, kids could also do some Halloween themed crafts as well as play the latest Wii Dance game on the big screen. A big mahalo goes to volunteers from Microsoft who brought the latest edition of this popular video game which was projected on a big screen and PA system for the music to really pump up party.
Youth Specialist Larry Sweets (L) and Community Outreach Specialist Rexie Adlawan serving some pizza and cake.
Equal to the task, our Seniors Program also had their own Halloween Party of sorts. Members enjoyed a costume contest along with a Health Fair coordinated by University of Hawaii Nursing Students. These students who are focusing on community nursing, meet at Palama Settlement once a week and as part of their program they collaborate with our Senior members to learn about the senior age group and thier health needs. Crew from the Honolulu Fire Department also participated by offering free blood pressure screening.
For the costume contest, Beginner 1 class winners were Dana Kalima as a John Travolta look-alike (Honorable Mention), 3rd Place to Ellen Ho’s Minnie Mouse, and 2nd Place to Dawn Sheldon dressed as Olivia Newton John. For the second consecutive year, Rae Watanabe from the Intermediate II Class bewitched the judges and took 1st Place, this time as The Bad Witch. She is surely the one to out-witch next year