|Garner Ivey passed away in 2012. Though I didn't know him personally, his family and friends wanted to commemorate his life by painting a big sign at the Hookipa pillbox. Garnery Ivey was a civil engineer at A & B Properties, one of the largest landholders in the state of Hawaii, and also a wrestling coach at Baldwin High School. This explains why there is a Garner Ivey wrestling tournament in his honor. He was also involved with the Maui Chamber of Commerce, and I think, helped found it.|
|I mua Hawaiian. Imua means first, or move forward with strength, move ahead. Hawaiian language can have multiple meanings so for read Kamehameha School's meaning of I mua. I mua is pronounced like, "ee moo (like a cow) uh." This sign could also refer to the Paddle Imua annual event which is organized by the nonprofit Imua Family Services.|
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