About Town | 3-19-15

F.O.L.K. offers scholarship


F.O.L.K. offers scholarship

Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is offering $2,000 scholarship awards that can be used toward obataining a master’s degree in library and information sciences offered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Candidates must be Hawaii residents and must apply by April 30. Preference will be given to Hawaii Island residents.

Information and applications are available online at folkhawaii.com.

Vision event to benefit Kona’s homeless

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity is partnering with Project Vision Hawaii, the Kailua-Kona Lions Club and pastor Megan Rohrer from the Welcome Ministry in San Francisco to put on the Kona Vision Event to benefit homeless people and other low-income people with their vision needs. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Old Kona Airport Park Makaeo Events Pavilion.

Dr. Susan Senft and Jenn Brown, staff at Island Eye Care Inc., will administer free eye exams. Free glasses will be ordered for attendees and later distributed by the church’s HERO Ministry. The Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation will offer HIV/HCV screenings. Lisa Lea, a SNAP outreach specialist for Hope Services, will assist people with SNAP applications. Representatives from the West Hawaii Community Health Center will provide information about services offered at the center and information about signing up for health insurance. Sarah Huddy from the Kona Commons SuperCuts will offer free haircuts. A free meal, blood pressure, and blood sugar screenings will also be offered during the event.

For more information, contact the church office at 329-5733 or visit konalutheranchurch.com.

Skilled roofing volunteers needed

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii is looking for skilled roofing volunteers at its affordable workforce housing project at Kamakoa Nui located in Waikoloa. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through March 27. Contact Bridgette Reynolds at Bridgette@habitatwesthawaii.org or 331-8010 to volunteer.

Vendors invited to church bazaar


Kauahaao Congregational Church in Waiohinu will hold a fundraising bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at the corner of Mamalahoa Highway, Kamaoa Road and Pinao Street, just above the Wong Yuen store and gas station. The church will be selling laulau plate lunches and baked goods.

Individuals, school and sports groups are invited to be vendors. Cost is $10 for a 10- by 10-foot space. Vendors need to bring their own tent, supplies, and a generator if electricity is required. Vendors may sell anything except hot food. For more information and to reserve a space, call Walter Wong Yuen in the evenings at 928-8039.

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