35th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 16-18, 1998
Hilo, Hawaii
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Congratulations to 1998 Miss Aloha Hula Lokalia Kahele of Na Wai 'Eha O Puna and Overall Winner Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu (Wahine)!

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