Keiki Zone: Fun for All!
The Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival is a day full of fun, including an amazing Keiki Zone, parade and live entertainment! One of our Keiki Zone Chairs on the committee is Bronwyn Tatman. We took a moment to ask her about the Keiki Zone for an insider’s perspective and here’s what she said:
What inspired you to be part of the HHFF? How many years have you been attending and/or volunteering at the festival?
I’d been attending the festival for a few years prior to signing up to organize the Keiki Zone. Last year my son started Kindergarten at the school and I decided to help out where I could. I contacted Jen Oberg to assist with the Keiki Zone and somehow she coerced me into chairing it. I still have no idea how it exactly happened. She is very sly. Fortunately, I adore the festival and the school and working on the Keiki Zone is a blast. I’m actually grateful to Jen for getting me involved.
What can we look forward to this year in the Keiki Zone? Will there be any free keiki activities? What’s the general cost for an activity?
The festival is a free, all day event. The Keiki Zone will be full of fun activities. We have 4 bouncers, a bubble station, a photo booth, face painting, pony rides, mini golf, games and a FREE art project! The best deal for the bouncer is to purchase a “bouncy band” that costs $15 and allows for all day bouncing. The other booths range from 1 to 6 scrip.
Any special donors/contributors that you’d like to mention?
I’d love to thank Maile Davis and her family for donating their time and energy to make the free art project happen. Also, Lindsay Grier and her family for donating 100% of the proceeds from the bubble station to the festival. Their dedication to Haiku School is fantastic!
Why do you love the HHFF?
I love the Festival for many reasons. It is thrilling to watch our amazing Haiku community come together for the good of the school. I also enjoy watching the kiddos have a blast. And I like to shop. It is the best place to buy birthday gifts for family and friends.
Are there any areas that you still need help with in the Keiki Zone?
I need volunteers the day of the festival! I especially need some stern adults to volunteer for the slippy slide bouncer (#4) so that we can ensure all the children follow the rules and stay safe. If you think this is the shift for you, please sign up! I’d appreciate it very much!
Mahalo, Bronwyn, for sharing more about the festival’s Keiki Zone!
If you’d like to volunteer in the Keiki Zone or any other area, we are still needing many spots filled. We currently have only 40% of our shifts filled, and this is a wonderful way for our Haiku ohana to come together and make this festival a success! To register for a volunteer shift(s): http://HaikuHoolaulea.org/volunteer or call 808-727-3750. Mahalo! #PeaceLoveHaiku