The 2015 benefit Preview Party kicks off HOS’s 63rd Orchid Show and Sale at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, the gala event features drinks, food, music, and orchid pre-sales.
Libations include a selection of fine wines, plus beer from Kona Brewing Co., served in a souvenir wine or beer glass. Delectable food will be catered by Island Naturals and AJ & Sons Catering. Party-goers will have the first chance to purchase exciting new hybrids and exotic orchid species, as well as other unusual plants and orchid-related products.
Proceeds of the Preview Party benefit both the HOS scholarship fund and Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center. The non-profit community mediation center empowers people to come together—to talk and to listen, to explore options, and to find their own best solutions. To achieve this mission, Ku‘ikahi offers mediation, facilitation, and training to strengthen the ability of divers individuals and groups to resolve interpersonal conflicts and community issues.
Tickets are $65, of which $25 is tax deductible, and can be purchased at: The Most Irresistible Shop (256 Kamehameha Ave.), Hilo Coffee Mill (17-995 Volcano Hwy.), and Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center (The Hilo Lagoon Centre, 101 Aupuni St, Suite PH 1014 B-2). Or contact Julie Mitchell at 935-7844 x 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org.