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Lanai celebrates a rich past during its annual pineapple festival

  • COURTESY RON GINGERICH

    Games are always part of the fun at the Lanaii Pineapple Festival.

  • COURTESY PULAMA LANAI

    At the Lanai Pineapple Festival, face painting is a popular activity for kids.

  • COURTESY RON GINGERICH

    At the Lanai Pineapple Festival, ono food includes, of course, fresh pineapple.

  • COURTESY PULAMA LANAI

    At the Lanai Pineapple Festival, the aroma of grilled beef skewers always draws hungry crowds.

  • COURTESY RON GINGERICH

    At the Lanai Pineapple Festival, live music adds to the festive atmosphere.

  • COURTESY KEPA MALY, LANAI CULTURE & HERITAGE CENTER

    At the Lanai Pineapple Festival, old-timers help identify people in photos of the community, some of which date between 1932 and the 1980s, when acres of pineapple still covered Lanai.

  • COURTESY KEPA MALY, LANAI CULTURE & HERITAGE CENTER

    At the Lanai Pineapple Festival, old-timers help identify people in photos of the community, some of which date between 1932 and the 1980s, when acres of pineapple still covered Lanai.

  • COURTESY KEPA MALY

    The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center is planning to display the first motorized vehicle to be used on Lanai at this year’s Pineapple Festival. It’s an Avery truck (pictured) that was purchased and brought to Lanai in 1912 by Charles Gay, who owned portions of Lanai at the time.

  • COURTESY HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE CO., LTD./LANAI CHC COLLECTION

    Plantation workers on Lanai pack pineapples in crates for shipping to Iwilei Cannery Honolulu, August 31, 1928.

For nearly 70 years, life on Lanai revolved around pineapple that has become synonymous with ­Hawaii. Read more

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