The Waikoloa Village Outdoor Circle rang in the New Year with a renewed sense of vigor and excitement. In 2015, the Circle completed a number of projects such as an interactive children’s table at the Wiliwili Festival, the Blue Zone’s sign waving fundraiser, community outreach with the annual plant sale, participation in the Mauna Lani Charity Trees event, the first ever Waikoloa median Christmas decorating with invites to all Waikoloa non-profits and churches, plus a petition to Hawaii County Parks and Recreation to say “yes” to the Circle planting shade trees at Ho’oko St. Playground/Park.
The Circle will continue this trend in 2016 with yet more activities and events. Volunteer numbers have grown substantially in the past few months. They are planning to enhance the Waikoloa community even more this year.
Shade trees at Ho’oko St. Park: WVOC approached County Parks and Rec. for permission to plant shade trees at the park,and will continue to send letters to the County requesting that trees be planted there. In an effort to push for this, they had a table in front of the Waikoloa Village Market for three days in January, and were able to garner a significant amount of donations.
As always, they are looking for volunteers to share their passion for keeping Hawai‘i “Clean, Green and Beautiful.” If you want to volunteer, they need you! Please contact Sally Mazzarella at 808-896-6967.
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