CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM
Hilton Hawaiian Village employees Maris Hatae, left, Adrienne Hamada, Joan Greer and Alicia Barros strung dendrobium orchids yesterday, part of a 76-foot lei being made in honor of Don Ho, at the hotel's Shell Bar. CLICK FOR LARGE
Super-long lei to adorn canoe for Ho memorial
Hilton Hawaiian Village employees strung together a 76-foot lei yesterday to be draped around a double-hulled canoe during the Don Ho memorial service tomorrow.
Each foot of the lei represents one year of Ho's life.
Hilton will also present the Ho family with a giant card signed by guests.
People can still sign the card, which is in the main lobby.
Ho performed in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Dome for nearly 10 years starting in 1982. Hilton's Kalia Tower now sits on the former site of the dome.
RIDE TO THE MEMORIAL
To help people get to Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki for the Don Ho memorial celebration tomorrow, TheBus will provide extra buses for selected routes, and Kapiolani Community College will provide free parking.
Lots at Kapiolani Community College, at Makapuu Avenue and Diamond Head Road, will be open from 4 to 10 p.m., a college spokeswoman said.
TheBus will have extra buses from about 3 p.m. to Waikiki from Aala Park on Route 2 and from Ala Moana Center on Route 8.
Routes with additional buses on Monsarrat Avenue by the Waikiki Shell after the 4:30 p.m. service:
» No. 2 to School Street
» No. 3 to Salt Lake
» No. 8 to Ala Moana Center
» No. 40 to Kapolei/Waianae
» No. 42 to Waipahu/Ewa Beach
» No. 56 to Kailua/Kaneohe
» No. 58/57 to Hawaii Kai/Waimanalo/Kailua
More bus information is available by calling 848-5555 or checking online at www.thebus.org.
Road closures are not planned, but Kalakaua Avenue could be closed by police if the situation warrants it.
Television stations KHON, KGMB and KHNL will provide live coverage of Don Ho's tribute in Waikiki beginning at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.