Local hula group cleans up in Sacramento
August 15, 2013
Photo submitted by Heidi Schroede
Ten members of the Grass Valley hula group Ka Hale Hula O Pilialohaokalani O Hilo recently participated in the George Na'ope Hula Festival and Competition, an international event held annually in Sacramento. The group took home two awards – a second place for group 'auana (modern hula) and a third place for solo 'auana, both in the Gracious Ladies division.
Names of the pictured participants, from left, are Anita Coley, Heidi Schroeder, Rebecca Greenberg, Dale Deacon, Kumu (teacher) Pilialoha Christiansen (in center front), Ina Lejins, Cindy Kelley, Bonnie Hertlein-Swetman, Deanna Sinclair, Carole Ching and Judy Ballentine.