A&B continues to engage with the Kailua community through sponsorship of popular community events. Over the past four months, A&B has underwritten three large-scale Kailua events, underscoring A&B’s commitment to community partnerships and engagement.
“I Love Kailua” Town Party
On Sunday, April 28, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle (LKOC) hosted the 27th annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party in downtown Kailua. The event featured live entertainment, local vendors, artisans & crafters, community organizations, keiki activities, plant sales and food booths. The block party has been held in downtown Kailua since 1993, and the LKOC was grateful for A&B’s partnership and support again this year. The company has been sponsoring this event since acquiring the Kailua properties in 2014. This year, A&B provided grant and in-kind support exceeding $10,000 and hosted a booth at the event. A&B employees interacted with nearly 1,000 members of the Kailua community on that sunny Sunday afternoon!
At the event, the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle also presented A&B with a “Beautification Award” in recognition of the landscaping for the Davis Building at the entrance to Kailua. On the certificate, they note the greenery “enhances the
community’s experience as they enter the town [they] call home.”
Symphony in the Park
In May, A&B once again partnered with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to bring music to the people of Kailua. “Symphony in the Park” is a free, family-friendly concert in Kailua District Park with a full symphonic orchestra. This year, the
event was held on May 31 and featured music selections from the HSO’s Halekulani Masterworks and musicthatPOPs series. A&B supported HSO with a $10,000 grant to sponsor the concert and provided raffle prizes from local Kailua businesses.
This popular event draws in hundreds of Kailua community members every year who spread out lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the performance.
A&B also funded the HSO’s “Windward Outreach Program” to bring musical ensembles to schools and senior centers throughout Windward Oahu. Hundreds of students, teachers, and residents enjoyed the performances immensely. A&B’s
Kokua Giving Program also provided a $150 grant to school music programs at each ensemble performance. The goal of HSO’s Windward Outreach Program is to bring music to Windward Oahu and inspire a love of music in keiki and kupuna.
Strings, brass, percussion and woodwind ensembles from the Symphony traveled to different Windward Oahu schools and care homes for special performances.
Kailua Fireworks and Air Show
This is the sixth year that A&B partnered with the Kailua Fireworks Corporation to sponsor the Kailua July 4th Fireworks and Twilight Air Show. For over 70 years, Kailua Beach has been the location for the most popular 4th of July fireworks
display on Windward Oahu. This beloved event draws hundreds of community members, many of whom have made watching this show a family holiday tradition. A&B served as a “Platinum” level sponsor with a cash donation and
tremendous in-kind assistance, opening up our retail parking lots to the community and providing complimentary shuttle service to Kailua Beach.
Jana Holden of the Kailua Fireworks Corporation said, “In the past, the Kailua Fireworks display was at risk of ending due to a shortage of funds and volunteer event organizers. Support from A&B and many other sponsors ensures the fabulous fireworks show, a tradition for many Kailua families, will continue.”