About Town 11-24-18

  • From Left: Coach Lorinda Forster, Alexis Hata, Kauila Thomas, D-Jay Gangano and Luke Kaniho. Courtesy photo

2018 State Conservation Awareness Contest

The State Conservation Awareness Contest was held Nov. 16 in Kailua-Kona, organized by the Kona Water Conservation District (SWDC). More than 17 students and coaches from different islands of Hawaii competed for the opportunity to go to the National Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma this spring. Students from Molokai High School, St. Anthony’s High School on Maui and Kamehameha School attended.


The host farm, Home O Kahaluu, owned by Richard and Roswita Fowler and managed by their daughter Angelica and her husband Richard, was a great place for a soil judging contest. This agroforest farm has a wide variety of plants, both native and non-native plants and unique soils.

Three sites on the farm were chosen for soil pits contest. One site represented a home site, the other two represented agriculture. All the sites provided a diversity of soil from shallow to moderately deep, and different categories of soil texture, slope and erosion. All the students had the opportunity to apply their knowledge to judge the soil and the land based on the conservation awareness contest guide.

5th Annual Historic Kailua Village Kalikimaka Boat Parade

Get into the holiday spirit and decorate your boat for Kona’s fifth annual Kalikimaka Boat Parade, held Dec. 16. Free to participate, with cash prizes for best-decorated vessel:

1st Place Prize: $1,000

2nd Place Prize: $400

3rd Place Prize: $300

4th Place Prize: $200


5th Place Prize: $100

Info: 326-5634 or email HKVEvents@gmail.com.