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August 16, 2014 - 4:36am

Ocean View luau is today

The Evangelical Church in Ocean View will host a hoolaulea luau for the community, starting with registration at 9 a.m. today. This is the second year for the event. Last year, about 400 people attended.

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

Five churches from the Ka‘u area will present entertainment and a variety of services will be present such as The Food Bank, Dr. Kennedy/chiropractor, The Pregnancy Center, BISAC, keiki ID, Operation Christmas Child, CERT, smoking cessation, and a prayer booth.

Business including Ka‘u Business Services, Rancho Ace Hardware, Ocean View Pizzaria, The Game Shack, Kahala/Spirit Gas, Mark Cohen/chiropractor, Costco, Choicemart, Ace Ranch Center, Hana Hou Restaurant, Punaluu Bakery, and KTA have donated door prizes.

Free Hawaiian food, including lomi lomi salmon, chicken long rice, and kalua pig will be served while supplies last. There will be a bouncy house, children’s games and face painting for keiki.

This is an alcohol- and drug-free event. The church is located at 92-8977 Leilani Circle. Signs will be posted in Ocean View.

World War II exhibit opens Monday

Kona residents will have the opportunity to view “Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts” which is currently making a tour of the state. The exhibit chronicles the history of Japanese-American soldiers from the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the lesser-known Military Intelligence Service which served during World War II.

The exhibit will be shown Monday through Sept. 12 at the John Y. Iwane Credit Union Center Training Room of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union’s Kaloko Facility. The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. Monday with a ceremony. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will be closed Sunday. Admission is free.

The exhibit was created in the early 1980s through the efforts of more than 100 Nisei veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.The exhibit was brought to Hawaii earlier this year by the nisei Veterans Legacy Center, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the legacy of the Americans of Japanese Ancestry who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War II, and to recognize the socioeconomic changes brought about in Hawaii because of their wartime service.

For more information about the exhibit, email or call 971-1060.