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Inaugural gala celebrates Palama agency, supporters

By Ben Wood

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

~~<p>The first Malama Palama Gala will be held Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at The Modern Honolulu. Being honored are Cecilia Blackfield and Skippa Diaz, longtime supporters of Palama Settlement, the nonprofit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods.</p>
<p>Diaz was a standout athlete at Farrington High who later became head football coach at the Kalihi public school. In later years, he was deputy director of the city's Department of Parks and Recreation and was a community volunteer. Blackfield, who is 98, still attends Palama events. She created the Blackfield Youth Activity Center in honor of her son, Leland, who died in 1989. She also initiated an scholarship program in 1999. And, she has her friends donate to Palama Settlement, now in its 117th year, instead of giving her gifts on her birthday.</p>
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The first Malama Palama Gala will be held Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at The Modern Honolulu. Being honored are Cecilia Blackfield and Skippa Diaz, longtime supporters of Palama Settlement, the nonprofit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi and Palama neighborhoods.

Diaz was a standout athlete at Farrington High who later became head football coach at the Kalihi public school. In later years, he was deputy director of the city's Department of Parks and Recreation and was a community volunteer. Blackfield, who is 98, still attends Palama events. She created the Blackfield Youth Activity Center in honor of her son, Leland, who died in 1989. She also initiated an scholarship program in 1999. And, she has her friends donate to Palama Settlement, now in its 117th year, instead of giving her gifts on her birthday. Login for more...



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