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Winter 2018

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Carnival: A Regionwide Ride

Punahou Alumni Association hosts regional events in Southern California, Portland, New York and Boston.

More than 500 alumni on both coasts celebrated Punahou Carnival at festive regional events in early February. The events were planned and hosted by Punahou Alumni Association (PAA) regional chapter volunteers.


The malasada eating contest at the PAASC Carnival got the crowd of 200 roaring. Adults and kids lined up under malasadas strung onto a rope. With sugar-covered faces, they raced to finish their treats.


PAANW held their Carnival at Lucky Labrador Brewing Company. Alumni were treated to Carnival swag giveaways and buff ’n blue goodies as they enjoyed the next best thing to actually being at Punahou Carnival.

New York

Over 150 guests attended this year’s PAANY Carnival. The event is hosted annually by Allen Murabayashi ’90 and is highly anticipated by alumni in the Tri-State area, with guests from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s attending.


Alumni gathered at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cambridge for games, local food, caramel cuts and, of course, malasadas at the PAANE Carnival. Door prizes included coveted mango chutney from the Jams and Jellies booth and Carnival-themed T-shirts and accessories.

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