Community celebrates summer’s end at Maui Monday


Photo by Donna Ritchie

Canyon Lakers gathered at Sunset Beach on Monday evening to enjoy summer’s final aloha. The 6th annual Maui Monday brought the tastes of islands to “a little bit of paradise,” featuring an island-accent menu prepared by the Lighthouse Restaurant, contests and music hosted by local DJ Mike Shroyer of Good Time Entertainment and performances by the Polynesian Entertainment Group. The Kona truck was on-site offering Hawaiian shaved ice.  The POA provided complimentary leis.

After the sun set, families gathered on the beach to watch hula dancers, Samoan drummers, fire dancers and traditional Polynesian dances performed by the talented members of the professional Polynesian Entertainment Group. The audience joined in on some of the dances.

Say aloha to summer, the first day of fall is Sept. 22.