Sprintz honored by PTA military group
Keaukaha resident T.J. Sprintz was recently named the U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Employee of the Quarter for his hard work and dedication to mission accomplishment.
Sprintz said he was shocked and grateful when he learned he’d won the award. In addition to a certificate he will receive $300.
Pohakuloa Director of Public Works Gene Arter said he nominated Sprintz for the award to help him get promoted and for the great job he does.
During a normal day you can find Sprintz repairing a sink, toilet or shower. He also serves as a collateral duty safety officer.
Sprintz has worked at Pohakuloa since 2009. Before that he worked as a mechanic at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for 26 years. He moved to Pohakuloa when the park eliminated his job.
Talent show benefit slated for Dec. 7
The holidays have started, and One Holistic Place is ringing in the season with its second annual talent show fundraiser on Dec. 7 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
The talent lined up to perform at the show includes performers from North Kohala, Waimea and Kona. Christy Bell, Jonathan Brooke and Kira Ledward will be three of the singers performing. There will be 10 keiki and 10 adult performances. One of the new performances this year is a band that covers a wide variety of styles including Hawaiian, country, rock and jazz.
In addition to the talent showcase, ticket prices include rib-eye steak and vegetable hors d’oeuvres and the option to bid on silent auction items.
Ticekts are $30 and are available at Gill’s Lanai in Kapaau or Hawaii Cardiology at the Carter Professional Center building in Waimea.
All proceeds go toward One Holistic Place to fund health outreach programs for teens and young adults. Contact Rachel Allen at 756-3883 or OneHolisticplace@gmail.com for more information.
Masons to install new officers Dec. 8
The Kona Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons will install new officers at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Kona Masonic Center. New officers include: Dan Miller, master; Bob Self, senior warden; Ben Spencer, junior warden; Bob Foerster, treasurer; and Lee Meyerson, secretary.
A potluck follows at Old Kona Airport Park pavilion No. 3. Reservations are required. Call Mike Baker at 938-7149 for reservations and more information.
Women’s panel meeting in W. Hawaii
The Hawaii County Committee on the Status of Women meets at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Community Meeting Hale, Building G, Kailua-Kona.
For more information, call 961-0466.