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2023 Cascade Education Fund Holiday Lights Contest Winners

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say

On a bright Cascadian Christmas Day

That's the dryland greeting that we send to you

From the land where pine trees sway

Here we know that Christmas will be maybe a little green but mostly brown and bright

The sun to shine by day, and all the stars at night

Mele Kalikimaka is Cascade’s way to say Merry Christmas to you!

In 1949, Mr. R. Alex Anderson was asked why there wasn’t any Hawaiian Christmas Songs? So, he answered within a few days by writing the song Mele Kalikimaka. In 1950, Bing Crosby surprised his golfing buddy, Anderson, with a recording of his s...


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