Quantcast
StarBulletin.com

Clubhouse event to reunite high school football players


By

POSTED: Saturday, August 01, 2009

A reunion of football players from the original eight schools that played in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu in the 1950s and '40s, will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in the St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse. The event was just supposed to be for the 1950s players, but committee members learned that guys from the '40s wanted in also and they are welcome, Mike Kelly, a panel member, said. The games were played at Honolulu Stadium, the old Termite Palace on King Street, and many of them drew huge crowds. The eight teams were from public schools Roosevelt, Farrington, Kaimuki and McKinley; and private schools Kamehameha, St. Louis, Iolani and Punahou. Singer Melveen Leed will entertain — she will certainly enliven the affair and may display some of her fast gridiron moves — and there will be heavy pupus. Wives and guests are welcome. The cost is $30 per person. Coaches and their wives have been invited, along with a few VIPs. I wonder if some of the players' tales about their big moments in games have grown taller over the years. What's more, old jocks don't just fade away; many of them take up golf. That's why golfing on Aug. 10 at the Kaneohe Marine Base course will be part of this extravaganza. For more info about all of this, call Bobby Schmidt at 551-8033 ...

Martin & MacArthur, known for its koa furniture, is hosting the grand opening of its flagship store, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. next Saturday at Ward Center. Keiki hula, the Chamber Music Hawaii and demonstrations by Pegge Hopper and other artists are part of the activity. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and Palama Settlement ...

Congratulations to Liana Green-Wright whose victory in the Mrs. Hawaii title July 18 at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel brought much joy to the Green and Wright households. Liana is the wife of former UH football linebacker Matt Wright and her parents are attorney Mike Green and his wife, former actress-dancer Estelle Green. Mike points out that Liana won the Miss Hawaii Teen title in 1999 and now, 10 years later, she will be competing in the Mrs. America pageant beginning Sept. 6 in Tucson, Ariz. Matt and the Green family will be attending ...

“;A President from Hawaii,”; a children's book about President Barack Obama by Dr. Terry Carolan, illustrated by his wife Joanna, may be for kids but some well known adults attended the recent book signings and readings at Borders, Barnes and Noble and the Perry and Price show at Jimmy Buffett's. On hand were former Gov. Ben Cayetano, Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Amy Hanaialii, Kelii Kanealli, Emme Tomimbang and Sweetie Pacarro. Amy and Kelii gave readings for children at Borders and Barnes and Noble ...

The finale of ABC's “;The Bachelorette”; Monday was filmed at Mauna Kea Resort. Bachelorette Jillian Harris was taped enjoying dates in suites at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Jillian chose Ed Swiderski ...

Congratulations to the Halekulani for being named the top resort in Hawaii by a readers survey in the Travel & Leisure magazine's August issue ... Lorraine Young's first name was incorrect in last Saturday's column ...

———

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin on Honolulu streets in World War II, writes of people, places and things Saturdays. E-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).