Here is our float with all kinds of native flowers and ti leave skirts around the outside. The youth and primary children riding the float are playing ukes, singing and tapping out music with sticks (they have a name I can't remember what it is). It was beautiful.
Here we are walking along and passing out Hawaiian Salt to parade goers. The salt comes from the pots out at Salt Pond Park. A family in the ward has a pot and collects the salt, pa'akai, and then packages it and we handed it out. It is used for protection, embodies strength and purity. On many occasions it is used to bless an area. 'Oke kahua ma mua, ma hope ke kukulu. "Foundation first, then the building." By the way we won 1st place for a walking group.