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Students invited to enter dream car contest

Toyota Hawaii is inviting all Hawaii student artists age 15 and younger to create a drawing of “Your Dream Car” for Toyota’s seventh Dream Car Art Contest. Hand-drawn entries must be submitted by Feb. 25 to any Toyota dealer in the state or mailed to Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, P.O. Box 2788, Honolulu, HI 96803-2788. Entry forms can be found online at toyotahawaii.com, as well as at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships.

All eligible artwork will be automatically entered into the People’s Choice Competition. Family, friends and fans of the Toyota Hawaii Facebook page will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite entries beginning Jan. 15. The artwork with the most votes in each category at the end of the competition will be automatically entered for final judging in the local competition.

In March, the judging panel will select the artwork of nine local finalists to submit to the World Contest. One winner from each age group will receive an iPad Mini and the other two finalists in each category will each receive $150 cash. If any of the Hawaii entries receive merits in the World Contest, those students will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan in August.

Big Island Toyota dealership locations for entry drop-off are at 74-5504 Kaiwi St., Kailua-Kona, 329-8517 and at 811 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo, 935-2920. Both dealerships are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Aloha Island Mart celebrates in Waimea

The new Aloha Island Mart convenience store in Waimea will celebrate its grand opening with three full days of festivities from Thursday to Jan. 19. Customers can enjoy daily giveaways, in-store specials and sweepstakes prizes including $100 Shell gas cards and a 60-inch HD flat screen TV.

The Aloha Island Mart is located at the Shell Kamuela gas station. Aloha Island Mart and Shell in Hawaii are part of the Aloha Petroleum group.

The Waimea convenience store is one of eight new or renovated Aloha Island Marts and is the second Aloha Island Mart located next to a Shell fueling station.