On June 11, 2022, nine Hawaii Kai Lions and one CIS met at Hahaione Elementary School to repair the sidewalk cracks on Pepeekeo Street surrounding the school. This project was a reschedule from April 16, 2022, which was cancelled due to rain. Scott Goto, from the City’s Division of Road Maintenance’s Malama O Ka Aina (MOKA) community volunteer program, was present and demonstrated how to mix and apply the concrete-like material to the cracks. Thereafter, the Lions split up into two groups, working on opposite sides of Pepeekeo Street until 10:15 a.m. A total of 20 sites/sidewalk cracks were patched.
Lions participating in this event included Cynthia Chun, Ellsworth Fujii, Yolisa Ishibashi and CIS Anthony Nakamura, Walter Kuroiwa, Marja Leivo, Frances Lum, Ken Nishibun, Appan Subramanian, and Allen Umeda.
This project was mentioned on the KHON2 6:00 p.m. news that night, which included pictures of the Lions and CIS hard at work. This story is also posted online (https://www.khon2.com/local-news/hawaii-kai-lions-club-patches-up-pothole-ridden-street/), and on KHON’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Since there were still areas needing to be patched on this street, a future date for repairs will be scheduled with the City. Thereafter, other streets in Hawaii Kai may be scheduled for later in the year or next year. Mahalo to those Lions who showed up to mix the concrete-like material (had to be the right consistency) and literally got down on their hands and knees to patch the cracks. Great job everyone!