To kick off the orchid show, our friends at the Ku’ikahi Mediation Center are holding a Preview Party from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium. The gala event features refreshments, live music, and orchid viewing and 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 the Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center. This non-profit organization 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 diverse individuals and groups to resolve interpersonal conflicts and community issues.
Proceeds of the Silent Auction at the Preview Party benefit the Hilo Orchid Society’s Yasuji Takasaki Memorial Scholarship fund, which provides scholarships for University of Hawaii students, as well as orchid education and orchid conservation.
Tickets are $70, of which $25 is tax deductible, and can be purchased at: Hilo Coffee Mill (17-995 Volcano Hwy.), Day-Lum Rentals (2 Kamehameha Ave.), The Most Irresistible Shop (256 Kamehameha Ave.), and Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center (101 Aupuni St, Suite PH 1014 B-2). Or contact Jenifer at 935-7844 ext 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.