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Poi Day provides communal experience

  • DANIEL LANE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Many hands peel and scrape cooked taro corms on Poi Day at the Waipa Foundation in Hanalei, Kauai.

  • DANIEL LANE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The community poi-making begins on Wednesdays as kalo, or taro, is cooked in 55-gallon drums over an outdoor fire. Dylan Chandler starts the fire under a line of 10 drums.

  • DANIEL LANE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Marj Milbrand scoops out the poi for weighing. Each bag is held in a plastic yogurt container to keep it steady.

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