Sunday, April 11, 2010

Plan Now for Hawaii Kai July 4th Celebration

The third annual Independence Day at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai will be here before we know it, and volunteers are busy raising money for the event from local businesses.

Panda Express Hawaii Kai Towne Center is donating 20% of sales to the Independence Day at Maunalua Bay Foundation during one week in April, May and June. The promotion is good April 4-10, May 2-8 and June 6-12.

76 gas station in Koko Marina is donating a percentage of all gas sales in the month of April to IDMBF. Last year, this promotion netted more than $3,000 for the fireworks celebration.

Koko Marina Center is sponsoring a chili cook-off April 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Center Courtyard. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit IDMBF. More information is available from

For the second year, Outback Steakhouse Hawaii Kai is sponsoring a fund-raising dinner for IDMBF. Tickets are now available for $15, redeemable any time during May. The cost covers a sit-down meal with choice of three pre-fixe entrees, a side and salad.

For information on any of these, call Melanie Long, IDMBF president, 375-9223, or Laura Buck, 2010 event chair, 256-3553. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks from logistics to hospitality. Interested persons may call Mike Nitta, 551-8516.

Independence Day at Maunalua Bay is an all-volunteer effort celebrating freedom, family and friends. The event takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. in Maunalua Bay Beach Park with the spectacular fireworks show at 8 p.m.

Plan to attend this community event which is so well supported by Hawaii Kai residents. There will be free entertainment, games, food vendors, and information booths.

Barbara Abe, Realtor

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