Ka Hana No`eau Ho`ike April 9th
Like chili? Then mark Saturday on your calendar.
Ka Hana No`eau will hold its “Ka Ulu Ana: Securing Our Future” event at the Kohala Intergenerational Center in North Kohala 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is a food resilience project featuring a chili cooking challenge and a “Best Salad Contest.” Both contests will feature grass-fed ground beef and salad greens that were raised by Ka Hana No`eau students as part of their Animal Husbandry and Sustainable Gardening mentorship programs.
The Chili Challenge will feature ten teams. Participants will include: Rep. Jerry Chang, Rep. Clift Tsuji, Councilman Dennis Onishi, David Shiigi, County of Hawaii Deputy Managing Director Wally Lau, Chef Sam Choy, Edgar (Eddie O) Ombac of the LAVA 105.3/KOA Country/HONU radio stations, Patrick Sulivan and Jason Verdun of the Zest Kitchen, Kim Chang, Royanne Shiigi, Ted Matsuda, and Danny Goya of the Partners In Development Foundation. Chili teams are subject to change.
The program is seeking individuals who think they may have the best salad dressing in town for the dressing contest. Those interested in entering should contact Erika Cedillos at 884-5838 no later than April 4th.
Other activities during the day will include the Kana Hana No`eau Mentorships booths and demonstrations; that include poi pounding and Hawaiian Saddle-making. Entertainment will be happening throughout the event; featuring Cyril Pahinui, Taiko Drumming Performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Kohala/Waimea and other local entertainers; such as Sons of Kohala.
A $5 individual donation covers admission to the event, participation in demonstrations and displays and taste testing privileges along with a bowl of rice for your chili samplings.
Inquiries should be directed to Erika Cedillos at 884-5838.
The Ka Hana No`eau program has been made possible through a U.S. Dept. of Education – Native Hawaiian Education Act (USDOE-NHEA) grant in partnership with Partners in Development Foundation an the Kohala Intergenerational Center.