About Town: October 14, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing today in Kona, Hilo

Free COVID-19 drive-through testing will be held today in North Kona and Hilo.


Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Keauhou Shopping Center and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, 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.

Hat fundraiser supports Kona Historical Society

Help preserve Kona stories by purchasing a limited edition “HISTORY MAKER” hat, designed by Kona Historical Society Board President Lisa Greenwell Hummel and Community Engagement Manager Carolyn Lucas-Zenk.

Proceeds go toward supporting the nonprofit’s mission, including its education and preservation initiatives.

Hats cost $25 each and are only available until Oct. 24 on Custom Ink, a social fundraising platform where individuals and groups raise money and awareness for causes that they’re passionate about through the sale of customized apparel. At the end of this fundraiser, Custom Ink will be shipping the shirts and sending the funds that were raised to Kona Historical Society.

To participate in this fundraiser, visit www.customink.com/fundraising/kona-historical-society-history-makers-wanted.

Kona Historical Society is a community-based, nonprofit organization and Smithsonian Affiliate that has spent the past four decades collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the Kona districts and their rich cultural heritage within Hawaii.


For more information, call the Kona Historical Society at (808) 323-3222 or visit www.konahistorical.org.

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