Six Local Orgs. Named 2020 Beneficiaries

Six fortunate Hawaii non-profits were named by the Kona Cacao Association (KCA) as its 2020 Big Island Chocolate Festival beneficiaries. The organizations — Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture, Friends of the NELHA, Big Island Music & Arts Academy and Kona Dance & Performing Arts, plus the culinary programs at Hawaii Community College Palamanui, Hawai‘i Island High Schools and Maui Community …

Big Island Chocolate Festival Awards $17.5K to Four Local Beneficiaries

KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—Proceeds totaling $17,500 from the 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF) were awarded to four local organizations at the event’s recent volunteer appreciation celebration. Displaying their beneficiary checks with Kona Cacao Association President Farsheed Bonakdar (center) are from left: Ashley Pendergast of Waimea Country School’s Na Keiki Aloha ‘Aina program, Heidi Noche and Dana Mattos of Kona Dance …