HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Just
in time for Christmas, a community has come together to preserve a beloved
Holiday tradition -- the floating Kaimuki Christmas tree, which has shined
brightly from the top of Pu'u o Kaimuki Mini Park for 28 years.
1984, various non-profits or business groups have volunteered to maintain the
lights and pay the electric bill for the floating Christmas tree off Koko Head
Avenue. For the first time this year, no one came forward and it looked like
the Christmas tradition would end, until two friends -- with help from family,
Facebook and a lot of faith -- came together to make it happen.
Kaimuki Christmas tree is a huge tradition. It's just a fixture. A
lot of people are used to seeing it on the drive home and to not see it lit up
is was kind of heartbreaking," described Jeff Lau.