Holiday spirit shared through parade of banners at Mililani High School

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MILILANI, Hawaii (KHON2) — Since the annual Mililani holiday parade got canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the community created a holiday parade of banners at Mililani High School.

The Leaders for Life Hawaii Lions Club imagined a way to still hold a parade, just without people.

Organizations and community leaders have created banners that line Mililani High School’s fence with messages to share the holiday spirit.

“Our team didn’t want the pandemic to stop us from connecting with our community and uplifiting our community which seems to be essential now more than ever.” Leaders for Life Hawaii Lions Club President Anthony Menor said.

The banners will be in a contest voted on by community leaders and the public, which can be done online or in-person at MHS. The winners will receive a prize.

“This allows different of not just Mililani but people in Hawaii to vote for their favorite banner through a form remotely.” Menor said.

He wants the messages to uplift spirits and put community members in the holiday spirit as they walk or drive by.

“Now more than ever we need to uplift each other. We may be physically distancing but we as a club believe we shouldn’t distance ourselves socially we should be providing mental and emotional support to each other.”

Voting starts Sunday and runs until the 27th.

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Voting online is between Dec. 13 and 27 at https://tinyurl.com/2020paradeofbanners

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