The office of Representative Corinne Ching

recognized with Historic Hawaii Foundation’s

 preservation commendation for annual  Liliha-Nuuanu Candlelight Tour

The Office of Representative Corinne W.L. Ching will be recognized on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with a Preservation Commendation at Historic Hawaii Foundation’s 2012 Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony – “the highest recognition of preservation projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural, archaeological and / or cultural heritage,” according to the foundation.

Representative Corinne W.L. Ching along with her staff, Jessica Bursack, Tiffany Au, Lindsey Barrow, Deborah Bossley, and Austin Benoit with a group of volunteers spearheaded the 2012 Nu’uanu-Liliha Candlelight tour through the architectural and historic sites in the 27th district.  Founded in 2006 and conducted annually every Moonlight February, the complimentary tour is open to the public and serves as an educational and advocacy mission focused on raising civic responsibility, stewardship of one’s heritage, knowledge of historic preservation, and appreciation for culture and community.  Those who sign up for this Annual complimentary tour of District 27 are gifted with a Chieftess Liliha tote bag, Heritage calendar and bookmark, information on the district as well as its proposition as a National Heritage Area.

Sites that participated in the candlelight tour that will also be recognized include the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Consulate General of Japan, Daughters of Hawaii, Philippine Consulate General, Community Church of Honolulu and the Academy of the Pacific.

According to Representative Ching, “The tour features the best of this historic corridor which includes a variety of Hawaii’s multicultural past as well as distinctive historic architecture unique to the district and a chance to meet with community organizations.”

For further information contact Tiffany Au at 808-586-9415 or at repching@capitol.hawaii.gov.

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