Announcements: Aug. 3, 2021

  • The push for participants in this year’s Little Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Program is now officially in full swing. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • La’i’opua 2020 and the Hawaii Fire Department will partner to offer CPR and AED training on Aug. 9 in Kailua-Kona. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Free CPR/AED training coming up

La’i’opua 2020 and the Hawaii Fire Department will partner to offer CPR and AED training on Aug. 9 in Kailua-Kona.

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The training is free and open to the public from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It will be offered on the lanai at La’i’opua 2020, 74-5210 Keanalehu Drive. Participation will be limited and in keeping with all COVID-19 gathering protocols.

Call or email to reserve your space at info@laiopua.org or call (808) 327-1221.

La’i’opua 2020 is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide social, recreational, vocational, economic, educational, and cultural opportunities and infrastructure to the communities of the Kealakehe ahupuaa. For more information, visit website www.laiopua.org.

Little Miss Kona Coffee participants sought

Back again this year is another opportunity for young ladies on Hawaii Island to explore opportunities like public speaking and develop their confidence, self-esteem, poise and grace all at the same time. The push for participants in this year’s Little Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Program is now officially in full swing.

The first orientation will be Aug. 15 at the Kona Elks Lodge 2616 new location at the Hualalai Center. Training and rehearsals will be every Sunday thereafter until the 50th anniversary Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Nov. 6 at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.

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Participants are sought for the following categories: Mini Miss (ages 4 to 6); Little Miss (ages 7 to 9); Young Miss (ages 10 to 12); and Teen Miss (ages 13 to 16). A commitment fee of $75 is required.

For information and an application, visit www.littlemisskonacoffee.org

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