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Ocean festival furthers group's educational aim

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 25, 2014

~~<p>Anyone who was born and raised in Hawaii might find it hard to imagine that Dotty Kelly-Paddock didn't see an ocean until she was 19 years old.</p>
<p>&quot;I grew up in Indiana, where there was lots of corn but no ocean,&quot; said the longtime Hau&shy;ula resident. &quot;I saw the Atlantic Ocean when my parents took my two brothers and me on a vacation to Virginia Beach. I couldn't believe how big the ocean was! Before that, the biggest body of water I'd ever seen was the Ohio River.&quot;</p>
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Anyone who was born and raised in Hawaii might find it hard to imagine that Dotty Kelly-Paddock didn't see an ocean until she was 19 years old.

"I grew up in Indiana, where there was lots of corn but no ocean," said the longtime Hau­ula resident. "I saw the Atlantic Ocean when my parents took my two brothers and me on a vacation to Virginia Beach. I couldn't believe how big the ocean was! Before that, the biggest body of water I'd ever seen was the Ohio River." Login for more...



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