In a moving ceremony, all 12 living original crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society canoe Hokule‘a were honored Wednesday night at the Merrie Monarch Festival’s free Ho‘ike hula exhibition.
Daisy Kamohai and Lori Veincent model the 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival shirts while displaying a tote bag and poster Wednesday afternoon at the Merrie Monarch Festival Office in Hilo. The merchandise is available at the office, 865 Piilani St. in Hilo. Shirts range in price from $13 for a youth T-shirt to $43 for an embroidered crested sweatshirt. Tote bags are $18, and posters are $5. The Merrie Monarch Festival kicks off Sunday, April 1.