The community is invited to PPS’ first ‘Silver Spur Paniolo Lifetime Achievement Awards’COMMUNITY INVITED TO PPS’: 5:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 21, 2012. A community celebration honoring “the true keepers and protectors of the paniolo culture – the senior stewards” with special emphasis on their mentorship of others. At the new Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables in Waimea. To include reception and delicious paniolo pa’ina (feast) with laulau, kalua pig, long rice with all the fixings. Advance reservations required. Tickets: $20/adults; $5/keiki 5-10 years old; Free for younger children. Tickets on Sale now at Parker Ranch Store (9am-6pm Mon.-Sat., Sun. 9am-5pm), and Kamuela Liquor Store (8:30am-7:00pm Mon.-Sat., Sun. 9am-5pm). Cash or Check Only. Please make all checks out to Paniolo Preservation Society. Dress warmly. Info: (854-1541) or go to www.PanioloPreservation.org, of find us on Facebook.
To preserve and promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy through the Paniolo Cultural Center at Pukalani Stables. The Paniolo Preservation Society celebrates the Hawaiian ranching industry and the accomplishments of the generations of paniolo that made that industry possible. Our focus is statewide and represents all cowboys from all of the Hawaiian islands. PPS is committed to increasing public awareness of the historical, present-day and future significance of Hawaii's ranching industry and the honored traditions of its paniolo.