With a salute to Community Helpers as October’s theme, Tūtū and Me Hale‘iwa and Pauoa, also celebrated the season of harvest at different island pumpkin patches.
Our Hale‘iwa families took a huaka‘i to the Pumpkin Patch in ‘Ewa. Not only did families get to choose a pumpkin to take home, but they were also treated to a hay ride through the patch. In beautiful Waimānalo, Our Pauoa families were hosted at a Pumpkin Patch that is family run and operated. Here families also enjoyed a hay ride, picked pumpkins, went through a corn maze where each person picked an ear of corn and they saw farm animals. In addition to the festive harvest, laughter and smiles were a good indication the huaka‘i was enjoyed by all!
For our end-of-the-month activity, keiki dressed as different community helpers. Our Hale‘iwa and Pauoa sites were also treated to visits by members of Hawaii’s Finest-The Honolulu Police Department. Police officers shared about the importance of safety for everyone. Keiki and caregivers also heard and learned about the work of a policeman and were treated to seeing their equipment and motorcycles. Keiki were fortunate to participate in the Keiki ID Program. Police officers finger printed and took photos of keiki for special laminated ID cards that parents received. These ID cards are valuable for emergencies or whenever necessary.
Mahalo to those in our community for making our lives better and mahalo to our community resources for sharing and teaching us about your work.