About Town: September 9, 2020

  • Cadet Nicholas Barrick

  • Cadet Mirella Schwartz

Kona Elks Club announces activities

Dinner with Muriel at the Kona Elks will take place from 5-7 p.m. this evening at the Kona Elks Club in Kailua-Kona. The meal features chicken Marsala for $10. Meals can be eaten at the facility or taken out.

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On Friday, the Kona Elks Club will hold its Chef Lourdes dinner with a choice of steak, fish or shrimp at 6 p.m. for $18.

To reserve a meal, call 329-2616. All members and guests are welcome.

Civil Air Patrol cadets receive Mitchell Award

Cadet 2nd Lt. Mirella Schwartz and Cadet 2nd Lt. Nicholas Barrick of Hawaii Wing’s Kona Composite Squadron recently pinned on their current rank after earning the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award.

The Gen. Billy Mitchell Award has existed since 1964 and honors the late Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell — aviation pioneer, advocate, and staunch supporter of an independent Air Force for America. The award is earned after completing the first eight achievements of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. In addition, the cadet must pass an arduous 100-question examination testing leadership theory and aerospace topics.

Since its inception over 30 years ago, more than 42,000 cadets have earned this honor.

Those cadets who receive the Mitchell Award are also eligible for advanced placement in the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. They are also eligible for advanced credit in the Air Force ROTC program. Mitchell Award cadets may also apply for a variety of scholarships and CAP special activities.

The Kona Composite Squadron meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, contact squadron commander, Lt. Col. Brad Williams at ydrwill.cap@gmail.com or by calling (210) 617-6245. Online meetings are in effect during the COVID19 pandemic.

VFW announces meal events

The VFW Kona Post, located behind Kona Locksmith on Kaiwi Street, will host its Friday meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. All veterans, their family, guests and the public are welcome and encouraged to support this income source for the VFW.

The dinner will be chicken, rice, green beans, Hawaiian dinner roll and dessert for $10. Checks are accepted. Preorders are appreciated by calling 769-8643. Meals can be eaten at the VFW or taken out; the bar will be open during dinner hours with masks required. To-go orders are encouraged.

On Saturday, the VFW hosts its monthly meeting that will include officer nominations and an election.

Taco Tuesday featuring ground beef or shrimp, rice and beans for $7 will be hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The bar will be open during meal hours with masks required. To-go orders are encouraged.

From noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, the VFW hosts a potluck with the bar open for service.

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For more information, contact Don Zero at (509) 879-1040.

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