Festival planned Saturday for children from Fukushima, Japan


The Fukushima Kids Welcome Festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hualalai Academy’s Bridge Building.

Organized by nonprofit Fukushima Kids Hawaii, this festival is part of an effort to give children from Fukushima, Japan a healthy and fun respite in Hawaii. The public is invited to meet children from Fukushima, attend a lecture on radiation and health, dance with Zumba instructors and participate in a silent auction. Entertainment will also include a taiko performance. Festival attendees are asked to bring healthy food to share. Volunteers are also needed.

The festival is free, but donations may be made at iam-ced.org/donate.html.

For more information, call 334-9616 or email rawinfo@harmonicslife.net. Also, visit fukushimakidshp.blogspot.com or fukushimakids.blogspot.com.