Kōkua Ag Organized as Benefit for Maui Farmers, Ranchers

May 2, 2014, 9:14 AM HST · Updated May 5, 7:46 AM
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Kōkua Ag logo.

Kōkua Ag logo.

By Wendy Osher

A special event promoting Maui agriculture with local food, entertainment and educational displays takes place on Sunday, May 18, at the Baldwin High School Gym.

Kōkua Ag, hosted by the non-profit GO Maui and the Maui County Farm Bureau, runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will center around the theme, “Growing Our Future Together.”

“Maui’s agricultural roots are so deeply entwined with our community, from our family connections to agriculture, to our daily connections to the foods we eat and enjoy every single day,” said Alice Lee, event chair and president of GO Maui in a press release announcement. “KOKUA AG is a great way for the community to come together and celebrate all that Maui ag is today and all that it will be in the future.”

Ranching on Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Ranching on Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.

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Some highlights from the family-friendly event include: taiko drummers, line dancers, games, prize drawings, a kendama dance contest, local foods by known island families including Lilia Ross’ pork adobo, Buddy Nobriga’s stew and rice, and Tommy Lau Hee’s chicken hekka. Mary and Manuel Tunta will serve as emcees.

Admission tickets are being offered for a suggested $5 donation, with admission free for children under 12 years old.

Proceeds benefit the Maui County Farm Bureau.

Tickets are available by calling Alice Lee at 808-244-2119.  More information is available at the Kokua Ag website.

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