About Town: October 12, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing today in North Kona

Free COVID-19 drive-through testing will be held today in Keauhou.

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Testing will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon at Keauhou Shopping Center, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

No insurance is necessary to be tested, but those seeking testing should bring their insurance card if they have one. There is no co-pay for individuals being tested for the novel coronavirus.

For more information, call Civil Defense at 935-0031.

La‘i ‘Opua 2020 offers ‘Cook Your Own Meal’ bundle

La‘i ‘Opua 2020 will host its last distribution of “Cook Your Own Meal” bundles for the year at 5 p.m. Thursday in Kailua-Kona.

Each “Cook Your Own Meal” bundle includes a recipe and the protein/produce/groceries to prepare the meal. The ingredients are enough to feed a family of six to eight. This week’s meal is Easy Beef Strew with Rice. Only the first 150 vehicles will be served.

Distribution will take place at La‘i ‘Opua 2020’s center, 74-5210 Keanalehu Drive in Kailua-Kona. Recipients are asked to drive through the parking lot to receive the bundle. The first 150 vehicles will receive one bundle each.

Online auction benefits Daifukuji Soto Mission

The Daifukuji Soto Mission will host an online auction this year in place of its annual bazaar.

The temple, which is one of the oldest existing structures in Kona, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has received recognition as a Kona Heritage Building by the nonprofit organization Pulama Ia Kona. Along with the temple, is the resident minister’s house, the cultural hall, the social hall, kitchen and grounds. The auction helps raise funds to ensure the buildings are maintained.

Online bidding is slated 9 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at https://www.32auctions.com/Temple2020.

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For more information, contact Barbara Bosz at barbarainkona@gmail.com or (808) 987-2673.

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