Honokaa, a town that has been extraordinarily hit by the double whammy of a tough economy and a sewer line project that has thrown its main street business into chaos, is hosting a special fair in less than two weeks.
According to the legislator’s press release, the Hamakua Resource Fair will bring together government, financial, educational, health care and community groups in an effort to share information with the residents of Hamakua about the programs and services that are available to them.
Local leaders also plan to honor the athletes and scholars from Honokaa for their respective achievements over the last year. They will also be providing attendees with updates on the projects throughout the Hamakua District.
“This fair is a collaborative effort among different groups in our community to introduce and bring available resources to Hamakua,” Rep. Nakashima said in the release.
The Fair is free and open to the public and lunch will be served.
The event comes as the historic Hamakua sugar town struggles to survive a mandated large-capacity cesspools conversion project, which has left Mamane Street torn up as new municipal sewer lines are installed. The project has already contributed to the closing of at least one Honokaa business, according to an article in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.