‘Unrestricted giving:” Peter Merriman donates $30,000 to three local organizations marking restaurant’s 30th anniversary
By Landry Fuller Special to West Hawaii Today | Monday, December 24, 2018, 1 a.m.
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Rhonda Bell with The Big Island Giving Tree is pleasantly surprised as one of the three donation recipients. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)
Peter Merriman catches up with Dane Tatta at the event, one of his long-term farmer partners over the decades. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)
Peter Merriman holds an oversized check for Hope Services as their representative, Sarah Figueroa, explains the organization’s role in helping the homeless on Hawaii Island during Tuesday’s event. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)
WAIMEA — Peter Merriman’s employees from across the islands, local farmers, ranchers and long-time regulars gathered at his first restaurant, Merriman’s Waimea, Tuesday morning to celebrate its 30 years in business.