About Town: 06-06-18

Helpers sought for election season

The County of Hawaii is looking for people to help during election season. Those willing must be at least 16 years old, literate and able to lift 25 pounds.


The primary election is Aug. 11 and the general election is Nov. 6. Participants will be compensated.

Sign up or info: 933-1591 or www.elections.hawaii.gov.

Volunteers needed for Pahoa build

Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island is seeking skilled construction volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to assist Hope Services in building temporary housing for Puna evacuees.

Volunteers will be helping to build 21 10 x 20-foot HPM sheds. Each shed can be built in three to four hours with the help of a couple people each.

Needed are 7-10 people with construction experience to help. Lunch, waters, snacks and tools will be provided.

Info: 331-8010 ext. 110 for all the details.

Kow earns $10K scholarship

Kona Taco Bell employee Caleb Kow was recently awarded a $10,000 Live Más Scholarship to help him pursue his passion through education. Kow was one of 300 employees and youth selected from nearly 8,000 submissions to receive a share of $3 million in scholarships from the Taco Bell Foundation.


Kow has been a Taco Bell team member for more than a year. He is a graduate of Kealakehe High School, where he was president of the Kealakehe Key Club, a member of the National Honor Society and participated in cross country. Kow will attend UH Hilo in the fall and plans to study biology.

The Live Más Scholarship was designed to help innovators and creators aged 16-24 pursue unique passions that may not necessarily fit into the traditional academic or athletic scholarship categories.