About Town 11-29-18

Parade seeks additional entries

The 34th annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade needs more participants for its yearly festive stroll. This year’s parade will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec.8, at the Kekuaokalani Gym, progressing along Kuakini Highway to Palani Road, turning onto Alii Drive, making its way through Kailua-Kona Village ending at the Coconut Grove Marketplace.

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This year’s parade theme is “A Storybook Christmas.”

Visit www.paradesinkona.com or call Renee Kraft at 345-2108 for more information.

SBA disaster assistance available

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Hawaii businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Lane, including wildfires and floods, that occurred Aug. 22-29, announced administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial of the state’s appeal for a major disaster declaration for individual assistance.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Hawaii and Maui counties.

“SBA is strongly committed to providing Hawaii with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans to help finance recovery for businesses and residents affected by the disaster,” said McMahon. “Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

Disaster Loan Outreach Center — County of Hawaii

Office of the Mayor, 25 Aupuni St., Suite 2601, Hilo.

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closes 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

Holiday crafts at the library

The Kealakekua Public Library will be offering craft programs throughout the month of December for the holiday season. Call 323-7585 for more information.

DIY Festive Earrings — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Call for reservation.

Make and Play Dreidel — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Learn about dreidels and Hanukah while making the toy.

Bottle Cap Ornaments — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Fun ornaments to hang on your tree.

Block Print Holiday Gift Tags — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

Use block printing techniques to create something for a special someone.

Decorate a Tree Day — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Personalize your tree ornament with Instax photo. Call for reservation.

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Make a Snow Globe — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Make a waterless globe that lasts for years. Call for reservation.

Snow Experiment — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Make your own snow in this science experiment.