About Town: 03-08-19

  • Madison Pratt, left, Montana State University student and 2018 recipient of the Big Island Press Club Yukino Fukabori Scholarship, with BIPC president John Burnett. Courtesy photo

Lions Club health fair

The fifth annual Lions Club of Kona South Kona Community Health Fair takes place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Konawaena Elementary School’s cafeteria. More than 30 organizations bring free health and wellness services for everyone, including screenings for blood pressure and diabetes, hearing and vision checks, family ID services, homeownership, therapy ponies, independent living, and much more.


Featured services by: Aloha Independent Living Hawaii (AILH); Anna Liza Van Dine, L.A.C.; Blue Zones; Child and Family Services; Children with Special Needs Program (CSHNP); Costco; Diabetes; Eyes on Track; FLY Fitness LLC; Girls Scouts of Hawaii; Habitat for Humanity Hawaiii Island; Hawaii Community Caregiver Network / Powerful Tools for Caregivers; Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union; Hawaii Diaper Bank; Hawaii HomeOwnership Center; Hawaii Island HIV AIDS Foundation; Hawaii Police Department; Head Start Family Advocate; Hospice of Kona, Hui Ho’omalu Foster Care; Narcotics Anonymous; Kona Literacy Center; Legal Aid; Metro Care – Hawaii Plus; National Federation of the Blind; Neighborhood Place of Kona; OPTAVIA; PATCH; Senior Medicare Patrol; State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP); The Food Basket; Therapeutic Horsemanship Hawaii (THH-Kona); University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; UW/UAA Medex Northwest; Vision Van; WHCHC Medical and Hearing; YWAM Medical Ships; HELCO and WHCHC Dental.

Info: Eugene Yap, southpointsafaris@hawaiiantel.net or Rebecca Logan, southkonacommunity@gmail.com.

Lions Club scholarships

The Lions Club of Kona Community Foundation is offering four $1,000 scholarships for four-year post-secondary programs, and two $500 scholarships for two-year degrees or certificate programs, to graduating seniors at Konawaena High School. Applications available at the offices of Ms.

Serena or Ms. Awa at Konawaena High School, deadline April 11. Send correspondence to:

Lions Club of Kona Community Foundatiion, Attn: Lion Wayne Watanabe, P.O. Box 287, Kealakekua, HI, 96750.

Big Island Press Club scholarships

The Big Island Press Club announces its 2019 scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. To qualify applicants must have Big Island residential ties, demonstrate an interest in journalism or related career, be enrolled as a full-time student and show a record of academic achievement.


Applications must be postmarked by April 1; announcement of winners will be at the BIPC annual Scholarship dinner to be held in early May. Applications are available at the BIPC website: http://www.bigislandpressclub.org/scholarships.

Info: scholarships@bigislandpressclub.org.

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